Common Name(s)
Sardine Cichlid, Slender Cichlid
Scientific Name
Cyprichromis leptosoma
Family
Cichlidae, Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Origin
Lake Tanganyika, Africa
Temperament
Peaceful.
Maximum Size
5 inches
Minimum Tank Size
29 US Gallons
Tank Setup
They are an open water species, so they require a lot of swimming space.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Feed high quality flakes or pellets along with plenty of live/frozen food such as brine shrimp.
Breeding
They are maternal mouthbrooders. The female will carry the brood of 5-20 eggs for up to 4 weeks before releasing free swimming fry.
Compatibility
They are a shoaling fish and should be kept in groups of at least 8. Don't keep with more boisterous fish such as mbuna.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 7.8-9.0, Temperature: 75-81 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live for 8-12 years.
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