If a breeding pair forms within the group, they can become much more territorially aggressive than usual, and it is often best to move them to a tank of their own at this stage. Calvus Cichlids are intolerant of poor water conditions, so ensure small partial water changes are carried out on a frequent basis.
How big do calvus cichlids get?
They commonly grow between 4 – 6 inches (10 – 15 cm) in length, with males being the larger of the two and females being smaller. With good care it live about 8 – 10 years.
What do black calvus eat?
The Calvus Cichlid is a specialised predator, feeding on small crustaceans, insect larvae, eggs, fry and young fish on the reef. The laterally compressed body of this fish allows it to penetrate tight crevices and extract their prey hiding within.
What fish can live with Frontosa?
The best tank mates for Frontosas are other peaceful African cichlids from Lake Tanganyika. This is mostly because these fish enjoy the same water conditions. Other fish like Malawi cichlids can also make great tank mates though. These fish are piscivorous, which means they feed on smaller fish species in nature.
Can I keep Frontosa with peacocks?
Compatibility: The Frontosa Ciclid (Cyphotilapia frontosa) are typically compatible with other African Rift Valley Cichlids (Mbuna, Haplochromis, and Peacock), and Synodontis.
How many Frontosa should be kept together?
Starting with 10-12 young fish, as they mature, you should remove the males until you’re left with 1 or 2, depending on the size of your aquarium. In nature Frontosas live in harems one male breeds with 4-6 females in his group.
Can Frontosa live with Oscars?
A tank raised oscar will do just fine in a wide range of pH and KH values; they’ll almost certainly be fine in whatever water comes out of your tap (of course, with the chlorine removed). The frontosa, likewise, if born and raised in captivity will not be demanding when it comes to water chemistry.
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