Cyathopharynx foai


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SKU: *Cyathopharynx foai "Kavala" TR MD Categories: ,

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Cyathopharynx foai

Origin: Lake Tanganyika, Africa

Geographic Range: Rocky shorelines and deep waters of Lake Tanganyika.

Diet: Carnivore; Primarily feeds on small invertebrates and plankton in the wild. Provide a varied diet including high-quality pellets, live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and small crustaceans.

Average Adult Size: Around 6-8 inches (15-20 cm)

Sexual Dimorphism: Males are larger, more colorful, and have extended finnage.

Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons or larger for a community of Cyathopharynx foai.

Temperament: Generally peaceful for a Lake Tanganyika cichlid. Best kept in a species-specific tank or with other non-aggressive Tanganyikan cichlids. May exhibit territorial behavior, especially during breeding.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 7.8-9.0
Temp: 75-80°F (24-27°C)
Hardness: 10-20 dGH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 20ppm
Note: Cyathopharynx foai is a species of cichlid native to Lake Tanganyika known for its distinctive appearance and relatively peaceful demeanor. Provide a tank with plenty of rockwork for hiding spots and territories. Maintain good water quality, and consider a diet that mimics their natural feeding habits.

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