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Nyassee "flame Back" Red V.

Scientific Name: Haplochromis nyassee sp.
Family: Cichlidea

About the Nyassee "flame Back" Red V.

Species Type: Freshwater Fish
Category: Cichlids

Care Level: Moderate. May tolerate only a narrow range of water parameters, have specific dietary requirements including frozen or even live foods, may have behaviors that severely limit potential tankmates or may require a specialized aquarium setup.

Origin: Lake Victoria, Africa. Found in the Nyassae region

Compatibility/Temperament: 4


A pugnacious little fish with a personality, typically cichlid in behavior. Gold/greenish body color with a brilliant red back from just behind the eyes proceeding to the peduncle.

Nyassee "flame Back" Red V. Diet

Omnivorous. In order to get this fish into breeding condition and also maximize its health and viger, some offering of live and/or prepared food, ie. frozen, freeze dried, ect. should be given.


Ideal water parameters for Nyassee "flame Back" Red V.

The Nyassee "flame Back" Red V. should be kept in an aquarium with the temperature ranging from 76 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit, and a Ph of around 7.8.

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