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Nimbochromis venustus
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Nimbochromis venustus

Common Names: Venustus
Synonyms: Cyrtocara venusta
Haplochromis venustus
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Lake Malawi, Africa.
Main Ecosystem: Rift Lake; Rift Lake
Temperament: Predatory; Very Territorial.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed live worms and small fish. Vegetable based Flakes will be accepted by should not form the main part of this species diet. A large tank with lots of rock formations and caves is required. Fine gravle or coarse sand is recommended as the Venustus likes to burrow. Sensitive to nitrite build-up. Malawi salt and pH buffer should be added to the water.
pH:
7.2 - 8.8
Temperature:
25°C - 27°C
77°F - 81°F
Hardness:
10 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 25cm (9.8")
Female: 25cm (9.8")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Adult males are much brighter than females.
Breeding:
Variants:
Comments: Do not keep with small fish.
Main Colours:
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Not Specified
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Submitted By: Adam
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