Common Name(s)
Slender Tail Hap, Green Lepturus
Scientific Name
Buccochromis lepturus
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
Lake Malawi, Africa
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
16 inches
Minimum Tank Size
150 US Gallons
Tank Setup
They need lots of swimming space. Decor isn't important. They require very good filtration.
Tank Region
All
Diet
Feed a varied diet of high quality cichlid pellets and plenty of meaty foods such as mussel, prawns, earthworms etc.
Breeding
Maternal Mouthbrooder
Compatibility
They will eat smaller fish. They aren't particularly aggressive with fish that are too large to be eaten.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 7.5-8.8, Temperature: 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit
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By Cahrles Tate Reagan - The cichlid fishes of Lake Nyassa. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1921, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46538246
Can live for 5-8 years.