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Pelmatochromis nigrofasciatus

Pelmatochromis nigrofasciatus

Scientific name: Pelmatochromis nigrofasciatus

Common name: N/A

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 10 - 12 cm (3.94 - 4.72 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.1

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 2 - 12°N (35.71 - 214.29ppm)

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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: aggressive to smaller

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Food and feeding

Quality flake or cichlid pellets should provide the staple diet for this fish, treats of blood worm and brine shrimp will help to condition.

Origin

Africa; Pelmatochromis nigrofasciatus are to be found in the central Congo basins.

Sexing

Males will be larger with extended dorsal and anal fins. Females will have a reddish tint to their stomach and chest.

Breeding

Pelmatochromis nigrofasciatus tend to breed better when placed on their own in a breeding tank. A sand substrate needs to be provided, along with flat rocks or slate for spawning sites. The eggs will be laid on a cleaned site and they will hatch after a period of about 4 days. The fry should be free swimming after another 4 days and can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Pelmatochromis nigrofasciatus is 16-17 years.

Short description

Pelmatochromis nigrofasciatus are not a difficult fish to keep as long as the water quality is high. They need regular water changes. They are a peaceful species that can be kept with smaller tank makes.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Pelmatochromis nigrofasciatus, picture 1 Pelmatochromis nigrofasciatus, picture 2

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