Konye - Konia eisentrauti
Scientific name: Konia eisentrauti
Common name: Konye
Usual size in fish tanks: 9 - 10 cm (3.54 - 3.94 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.7 - 7.6
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 8 - 19°N (142.86 - 339.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 24 - 27 °C (75.2 - 80.6°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
Konia eisentrauti are not fussy eaters so use a quality flake or cichlid pellets for the staple diet. They will also require meaty foods to vary their diet. Chopped earth worms, blood worms, chopped mussels are ideal for this fish.
Africa; Konia eisentrauti are found in the crater lakes of Cameroon.
These fish are maternal mouth brooders but there are not many reported cases of these breeding in the aquarium. They are an endangered species so many specialist breeders are endeavouring to raise tank bred specimens.
The expected life span for this fish is 5-8 years.
As mentioned above Konia eisentrauti are on the endangered species list, they occupy the crater lakes in Cameroon but stocks are depleting due to the extinct volcanoes releasing toxin gas clouds which rise through the water affecting the inhabitants. They are not that common in the aquatic hobby and little information is available about their native lifestyle.
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