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Cyprichromis leptosoma
species Jumbo Kitumba

Cyprichromis leptosoma - species Jumbo Kitumba - Species "Jumbo Kitumba"
Species "Jumbo Kitumba"
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(Other members of the genus Cyprichromis)

ADULT SIZE: 14 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately hard and alkaline

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 24-27 C

FOOD: Feed Cyprichromis leptosoma live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Lake Tanganyika

(1) Cyprichromis Black Kiriza 3 inch live fish

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AQUARIUM CARE: This species inhabits open water withi the lake. An aquarium set-up should have lots of open water for swimming, and a sand substrate. It comes in several colour forms, some with extremes of yellow and blue.

BREEDING: Ab ovophile mouthbrooder (the female carries the eggs in her mouth) with a mother family.

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








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