Bream - Chilotilapia rhoadesii
Species name: Chilotilapia rhoadesii
Synonym: Chilotilapia rhoadesii
Common name: Bream
Maximum size: 23 cm / 9 inches
Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa
Company: Chilotilapia rhoadesii (Bream) is best kept with other calm Malawi cichlids.
Water parameters: Temperature 23-28°C / 73-82°F; pH7.5 – 8.6
Aquarium setup: Chilotilapia rhoadesii (Bream) should be kept in an aquarium with large caves and other hiding places among large rocks. They prefer a coarse bottom substrate. This species is best kept in groups.
Feeding: Chilotilapia rhoadesii (Bream) accepts all types of food however variation in their diet is very important and their diet should include vegetables.
Breeding: Chilotilapia rhoadesii are mouthbrooders. They can be breed in aquariums and it is best to keep two males with a larger group of females (8-10). In a smaller aquarium it’s better to keep just one male and 4-5 females. The females carry the eggs and fry in their moth for about three weeks before releasing them. The females can be isolate to increase survival rate among the fry. Try to make the isolation period as short as possible and avoid stressing the female as muck as possible.
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