Bream - Chilotilapia rhoadesii Chilotilapia rhoadesii


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Bream - Chilotilapia rhoadesii

Species name: Chilotilapia rhoadesii

Synonym: Chilotilapia rhoadesii

Common name: Bream

Family: Cichlidae

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 23 cm / 9 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa

Temperament: Peaceful

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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