Altolamprologus compressiceps


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SKU: Altolamprologus compressiceps "Mwela Super Comps" TR LG Categories: ,

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Altolamprologus compressiceps

Origin: Lake Tanganyika, Africa

Geographic Range: Rocky shorelines and deep waters of Lake Tanganyika

Diet: Carnivore; Enjoys high-quality pellets, live or frozen foods like small fish, shrimp, and insect larvae.

Average Adult Size: Around 5-6 inches (12-15 cm)

Sexual Dimorphism: Males are typically larger and develop elongated fin extensions, especially in the dorsal fin, while females are generally smaller with a more streamlined appearance.

Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons for a pair, larger for a community

Temperament: Generally peaceful, but can be territorial during breeding.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 7.8-8.6
Temp: 74-80°F (23-27°C)
Hardness: 10-20 dGH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 30ppm

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