Otocinclus Colombia med

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SKU 15100.3


Place of origin:Lake Tanganyika

Average adult fish size:6 inches / 15 cm

Temperature:23-28 Deg C / 73-82 Deg F

Sexing:Males and females of similar ages may display size disparity (the male being the larger of the two). Males may get a rudimentary version of the nuchal hump displayed by many of the larger cichlids. Females may exhibit more of a slope in their forehead as well as a rounded pelvic fin.

Water chemistry:pH 7.6-8.6

Recommended tank size:30 gallon / 120 litre

Common name:Pearl Lined Cichlid, Pearl Lined Lamprologus

Typical tank setup:Typical Tanganyika tank set up with plenty of open swimming space.

Breeding:Cavebrooder who digs a small hole in the sandy substrate to serve as a nursery chamber.

Feeding:Omnivorous – Live; crustaceans, insect larvae, aquatic insects; large flakes; pellets. This fish must be fed a varied diet to bring out its beautiful colours.


it is a peaceful, small gourami that may become aggressive during spawning. Keep in groups of one male to two or more females. can be kept in community tanks.

Additional info

Occasionally this fish may make a croaking sound which can be heard from outside the tank.

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