Scientific Name: Astatotilapia latifasciata
Common Name: Zebra Obliquidens, Victoria Zebra Fish
Adult Size: 5 - 6 inches
Life Expectancy: 10 years
Habitat: Lake Kyoga and Lake Nawampassa (Uganda)
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons
Ideal Tank Conditions:
- Temperature Range: 78°F
- pH Range:
- Hardness Range:
Temperament: Mildly aggressive
Nutrition: While carnivorous in the wild, this species will do well with a cichlid flake or pellet designed for African cichlids. Will also accept chunks of frozen brine shrimp or frozen beef heart.
Breeding & Spawning: Maternal mouthbrooders. Females will guard the fry for up to two months after release allowing them to be raised in the same tank with the parents.
Gender: The belly of the males turn red and portions of the body turn yellow. Females remain greenish-brown with black or dark brown vertical stripes.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatability Chart