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TFK Team 06-02-2013 01:28 PM

Altolamprologus calvus
 
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Origin and Habitat: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika, Africa

Compatibility/Temperament:

Pearly Compressiceps Diet

Live fish, crustaceans, freshwater shrimp, insect larvae, aquatic insects. This fish will also accept flake, pellet and algae wafers as part of a varied diet.

Size

Water parameters for Pearly Compressiceps

The Pearly Compressiceps should be kept in an aquarium with the temperature ranging from 75 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit, and a Ph of around 8.

Description

A timid, but territorial cichlid, the Calvus is a lateraly compressed, elongated fish that inhabits caves and crevices in rocky regions of lake Tanganyika.


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