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

Endemic to Lake Tanganyika.

Sexing

Mature males are slightly larger than females.

Tank compatibility

Diet

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

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

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