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Altolamprologus compressiceps, (Boulenger, 1898)

Origin: Lake Tanganjika, Afrika

Etymology: compressiceps(L.): Refers to the shape of the fish' body.

Synonyms: Lamprologus compressiceps

Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes Family: Ciclidae, subfamily:

First European import: 1958

Description: See picture.

Care: Predatory aggressiv fish, that can only be kept together with other larger fish in larger tanks.

Temperature: 23-25 °C

Feeding: Carnivorous, only live food, especially fish, is accepted.

Size: Up to 15 cm

pH: 7.0-7.5

Breeding: If kept properly and well fed, the fish will spawn in caves. Up to 300 eggs, which are guarded by the female. The male will guard the outside perimeter in larger tanks.

Sexual dimorphism: Unknown.

Prices: Unknown

Additional:

Picture references: Picture 1: E. Naus

References:Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1982): Aquarien Atlas I. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.(click on the link to buy this book)

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