African Cichlid | Obiquidens

African Cichlid | Obiquidens

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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: 76-82° F
  • pH Range: 7.2 – 8.6
  • Hardness Range:

    Temperament: Mildly aggressive

    Diet & 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 Compatibility Chart


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