Chindongo socolofi


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SKU: Chindongo socolofi TR MD Categories: ,

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Geographic Range: Endemic to Lake Malawi, particularly inhabiting rocky areas along the shoreline.

Chindongo socolofi is primarily herbivorous, feeding on algae and plant matter in the wild.
In captivity, they should be fed a diet consisting mainly of high-quality pellets or flakes formulated for herbivorous cichlids. Supplement their diet with fresh vegetables like blanched spinach, zucchini, and spirulina flakes. Occasional protein-rich foods like brine shrimp or bloodworms can also be offered.

Average Adult Size:
Adult Chindongo socolofi typically reach sizes ranging from 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters).

Minimum Tank Size:
A minimum tank size of 30 gallons is recommended for a small group of Chindongo socolofi.
Larger tanks with plenty of swimming space and hiding spots are preferred, especially for keeping multiple specimens.

Chindongo socolofi is generally peaceful but can become territorial, especially during breeding periods.
They are best kept in groups with other peaceful Lake Malawi cichlids of similar size and temperament. Provide plenty of hiding spots and territories to reduce aggression.

Recommended Water Parameters:
pH: 7.8-8.6
Temperature: 76-82°F (24-28°C)
Hardness: Lake Malawi cichlids prefer hard water with a dH range of 10-20.
Ammonia: Should be maintained at zero ppm (parts per million).
Nitrite: Should be maintained at zero ppm.
Nitrate: Keep nitrate levels below 20 ppm through regular water changes and efficient filtration.

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