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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

Cichlids? There are estimated to be over 2000 different Cichlid species in the wild, of all sizes, shapes and colours. Many require very specialist conditions such as those coming from the sandy/rocky waters of Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. Others, such as the Apistogramma dwarf cichlids from the Amazon basin require softer water and a well-planted tank. In general cichlids do not make good community fish as they can get quite aggressive, especially when spawning - but a specialist cichlid tank is certainly a sight to behold, and can be very rewarding for the more experienced aquarist


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