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Altolamprologus calvus

Poll, 1978

Altolamprologus calvus -  - There are several colour variants of <I>Altolamprologus calvus</I>, ranging from almost white to almost black. All live amongst the rocks in the shoreline of Lake Tanganyika
There are several colour variants of Altolamprologus calvus, ranging from almost white to almost black. All live amongst the rocks in the shoreline of Lake Tanganyika
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(Other members of the genus Altolamprologus)

ADULT SIZE: 15 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately hard and alkaline

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 25-27 C

FOOD: Feed Altolamprologus calvus predominantly live foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Lake Tanganyika

(2) 1.25" Altolamprologus calvus White TR Live Freshwater Tropical Cichlid Fish

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AQUARIUM CARE: Altolamprologus calvus is a relatively peaceful cichlid, that lives in rocky areas in Lake Tanganyika, where it feeds upon smaller fish and invertebrates. There are several colour variations of this cichlid, ranging from black to almost white. It really does like to weave between narrow crevices amongst the rocks, and this environment should be replicated in the aquarium. A high protein livefood diet is essential.

Lake Tanganyika cichlid tank, possibly also stocked with more robust rainbowfish species

BREEDING: Substrate spawner. This fish will spawn in a cave with narrow entrance.

Have you bred Altolamprologus calvus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Altolamprologus calvus breeding reports








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Vegetarian fish Some catfish have a largely vegetarian diet; feed them potato, lettuce, cucumber or blanched peas. Some of these will have to be weighted down, or held in place with a commercially available 'lettuce grip'. As with all fish, do not over feed; remove uneaten vegetable matter after a couple days


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