Common Name(s)
Gibberosa Cichlid
Scientific Name
Cyphotilapia gibberosa
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
Lake Tanganyika, Africa
Temperament
Semi-aggressive
Maximum Size
8-10 inches
Minimum Tank Size
55 gallons
Tank Setup
Provide plenty of open space with some sheltered areas.
Tank Region
Middle-bottom
Diet
They are predatory. They feed on smaller fish, macroinvertebrates and molluscs. They will eat high quality pellets and frozen or live brine shrimp, shrimp, mosquito larvae, etc. Some of the pellets should contain vegetables such as spirulina.
Breeding
They are maternal mouthbrooders. Keep one male with 3-4 females. Keep water movement to a minimum. The egg size is large, so the brood size is small, normally 10-50. The female will brood the eggs for 35-50+ days. Once the eggs have hatched, the female will take in food for the fry. Feed Artemia nauplii regularly.
Compatibility
They should be kept in groups of at least 5. They will eat much smaller fish, but they will get along in a Tanganyikan community tank.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 8.0-9.0, Temperature: 73.4-80.6 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live to be 5-8 years old.
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