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Pearly Compressiceps

Scientific Name: Altolamprologus calvus

About the Pearly Compressiceps

Species Type: Freshwater Fish
Category: Cichlids

Care Level: DifficultThis fish may have multiple properties that make a fish moderately difficult to care for and is therefore only recommended to experienced fishkeepers who have had success in dealing with species that may have particular care requirements.

Origin: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika, Africa

Compatibility/Temperament: 2


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

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.


Ideal 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.

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