Giraffe cichlid - Nimbochromis venustus
Scientific name: Nimbochromis venustus
Common name: Giraffe cichlid
Usual size in fish tanks: 20 - 25 cm (7.87 - 9.84 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 7 - 8.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 12 - 24°N (214.29 - 428.57ppm)
0°C 32°F30°C 86°F
Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: Africa
Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive/territorial
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Smaller fish, granules, bloodworms, larvae, tablets.
Males are larger than females.
Mouthbrooders. Keep about 2 females along 1 male.
Thanks to Eric for pictures. Also thanks to Tamri Shavi. Two pictures were bought by aqua-fish.net form jjphoto.dk.