Steatocranus gibbiceps


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SKU: Buffalo Head WILD (S. gibbiceps) LG Categories: ,

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Steatocranus casuarius

Origin: West Africa – Congo River Basin

Geographic Range: Rocky areas of rivers and streams in the Congo River Basin.

Diet: Carnivore; Enjoys a diet of high-quality pellets, live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and other protein-rich offerings.

Average Adult Size: Around 4-5 inches (10-12.7 cm)

Sexual Dimorphism: Limited sexual dimorphism; males may be slightly larger with more pronounced fin extensions.

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons for a pair, larger for a community

Temperament: Generally peaceful, but males can be territorial, especially during breeding. Keep in pairs or in a community with other non-aggressive fish.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 6.5-7.5
Temp: 75-80°F (24-27°C)
Hardness: 5-15 dGH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 30ppm
Note: Steatocranus casuarius, also known as the Lionhead or Buffalo Head Cichlid, is known for its unique appearance with a hump on its head. Provide a tank with rocky structures and caves for hiding. They appreciate a well-decorated aquarium and may form pairs.

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