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Champsochromis caeruleus
Champsochromis caeruleus
Champsochromis caeruleus

Champsochromis caeruleus

A really beautiful predator from Lake Malawi

Written on 23-07-2018 13:20 by cab

I have bought 5 Champsochromis caeruleus fry. It is a very beautiful predator that also grows very large - in time and under the right conditions. When I bought them they were not that big, their mother released them on December 1st 2003, and the picture here was taken on May 20th 2004. The picture only show very little, but it is a long slender fish with a black bar running along the body.

They have grown well since I got them, but it will at least be another year before they will begin resembling the grown fish.


Faktatabel
Category

Fisk

Type

Cichlid, Lake Malawi predator

Length

20-25 cm

Comment

Champsochromis caeruleus is a true predator that will chase it's prey through the water. Therefore it is not advisable to keep it with the smaller mbuna species, at least not if you want to keep your mbunas.

Genus

Cichlidae

Trade name

-

Origin

Lake Malawi, Africa

Tank size

700 liter

Breeding

Mouthbreeder

Brood size

80-100


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