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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

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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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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Should I get rid of snails? Snails in the aquarium can be very useful. Many fishkeepers tend to overfeed a little, and this extra food sinks to the bottom and decays, polluting the aquarium water. Snails will happily come and eat up the left overs though - if you have an outbreak of snails you are most likely overfeeding your fish! If you really do want to remove snails, fish like the clown loach, and several puffers will eat them - but do make sure they are compatible with the other fish in your tank


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