Afra Cichlid - Cynotilapia afra
Species name: Cynotilapia afra
Synonym: Hemichromis afer; Paratilapia afra
Common name: Afra
Maximum size: 10 cm / 4 inches
Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa
Company: Cynotilapia afra (Afra cichlid) should be kept in a Malawi aquarium with other not to aggressive species.
Water parameters: temperature 23-28°C / 73-82°F; pH 8.0 – 8.5
Aquarium setup: Cynotilapia afra (Afra cichlid) should be kept in an aquarium that are decorated so that a lot of caves and other hiding places are created among the rocks. Avoid using roots since they affect the water in Malawi aquariums in a negative way. The aquarium should be decorated so that natural territorial borders are created if you want to keep several males. Use a fine grained bottom substrate.
Feeding: Cynotilapia afra (Afra cichlid) accepts most food types including pellets.
Breeding: Cynotilapia afra (Afra cichlid) are mouthbrooders. It is best to keep several females to every male. The females can be isolated when they carry their fry to increase the survival rate among the fry. Try to minimize the time they have to be isolated as well as the stress on the females during the moves.
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