Company: This African cichlid species can be kept in a community aquarium with other peacefull species..
Water parameters: temperature 23-27C / 73-81F; pH 6.5 – 7.0
Aquarium setup: Should be kept in a well planted aquarium. Provide flats rocks as spawning substrate. Create hiding places for the fishes among roots, caves and plants.
Feeding: Accepts flake food as well as most other food types.
Breeding: This cichlid species is very easy to breed. They will lay their eggs on a stone that they have cleaned in advance. The parents guard their eggs and fry. The fry should be feed brine shrimp the first few days.
Picture of a African Butterfly Cichlid - Anomalochromis thomasi. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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