Purple Zambian Cichlid (Xenotilapia leptura)

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Purple Zambian Cichlid

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Purple Zambian Cichlid

Xenotilapia leptura

208 Litres (55 US G.)

10-11 cm (3.9-4.3")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.5 - 8.5

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

8-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae





Additional names

Purple Zambian Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Asprotilapia leptura


Origin[edit | edit source]

Endemic to Lake Tanganyika.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature males are slightly larger than females.


Diet[edit | edit source]

An algae eater, this species needs to be provided with plenty of green foods, such as vegetarian flake and algae wafers.

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