Scalare Angel Dumerillii lg
Place of origin:Lake Malawi
Sexing:Males typically have more egg spots than females.
Average adult fish size:12cm / 4 Inches
Scientific name:Lodotropheus Sprengerae
Temperature:23-28 Deg C / 73-82 Deg F
Common name:Rusty Cichlid, Lavender Mbuna
Water chemistry:pH 7.6-8.6
Feeding:Omnivorous – does well with flake or pellet foods designed for african cichlids. Suppliment with fresh green vegetables such as peas, romaine lettuce, spinach or zucchini.
Typical tank setup:Rocky Malawi tank
Breeding:Typical Mbuna mouthbrooder. Keep 1 male for every 3 or 4 females.
Keep with medium sized peaceful fish that do not like to nip fins. Angels will eat smaller fish as they are an ambush predator in the wild.
Altum angelfish are relatively fragile when smaller. Good water quality along with frequent water changes and a varied diet is the key. Adults are generally hardy while juveniles can be quite fragile.
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