Scientific name: Benitochromis conjunctus
Common name: N/A
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 7 cm (2.36 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.9 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 17°N (89.29 - 303.57ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 25 °C (71.6 - 77°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: Africa
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Us quality flake or cichlid pellets for the staple diet. The use of spirulina flake will also benefit this fish. For treats twice weekly, brine shrimp and blood worms can be offered.
Africa; Benitochromis conjunctus is found in the waterways and lakes of West Africa.
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
Benitochromis conjunctus are maternal mouth brooders. When the eggs have been deposited, the female will scoop them into her mouth for brooding. They can be in there for up to 3 weeks and when the fry are released they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp or crushed flake. The female will often take the fry back into her mouth at night are when they are in danger.
The expected life span of Benitochromis conjunctus is 6-8 years.
This species is not often available on the market. Benitochromis conjunctus are classed as a peaceful species and will mix with other species of fish.
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