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Scientific Name: Nimbochromis Venustus
Common Name: Venustus, Giraffe Cichlid
Adult Size: 10 inches
Life Expectancy: 10 Years
Habitat: East African Lake Malawi
Minimum Tank Size: 55 Gallons
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Temperament: Usually not aggressive towards species other than its own. Males are very territorial and will generally kill any other male venustus.
Diet & Nutrition: Insects, flake food, pellets, fresh vegetables such as peas, romaine lettuce and spinach.
Breeding & Spawning: Venustus are maternal mouth-brooders. Males become very competitve at sexual maturity and will kill other males of their species. A ratio of 1 male to 4 females is ideal.
Gender: The males are larger and have a blue head.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart