Paragobiocichla irvinei


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SKU: Blue-Lipped Buffalo Head TR (P. irvinei) MD Categories: ,

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Paragobiocichla irvinei

Origin: Volta River basin, Ghana

Geographic Range: Shallow rocky areas and riverine habitats of the Volta River.

Diet: Carnivore; In the wild, they feed on small invertebrates and zooplankton. Provide a diet that includes high-quality pellets, flakes, and occasional live or frozen foods like brine shrimp or bloodworms.

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

Sexual Dimorphism: Limited sexual dimorphism; males may have slightly more extended finnage and are larger.

Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons or larger for a group of Paragobiocichla irvinei.

Temperament: Generally peaceful, but territorial during breeding. Best kept in a species-specific setup or with other peaceful cichlids from the Volta River basin.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 6.5-7.5
Temp: 76-80°F (24-27°C)
Hardness: 5-15 dGH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 20ppm
Note: Paragobiocichla irvinei is adapted to riverine environments. Provide a tank with a mix of open swimming space and rocky structures. They may appreciate some water flow in the aquarium. Maintain stable water conditions and avoid aggressive tankmates.

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