XYSTICHROMIS SP. KYOGA FLAME BACK

Q&A about Lake Victoria Cichlids

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XYSTICHROMIS SP. KYOGA FLAME BACK

Post by Fish Guy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:55 am

Hey Pam, I was wondering if you could share some info on these fish. I have been searching around but unable to find much on them. I was wondering about breeding, minimum tank size, tank setup, preferred food etc.. Thanks for the help.
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Re: XYSTICHROMIS SP. KYOGA FLAME BACK

Post by Pam Chin » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:11 pm

Hi Matt,

This beautiful Victorian Cichlid is beautiful, its availability can be spotty as it is mostly bred by hobbyists. They are what I would call your typical Vic's. They do best in a group and in a species only tank. I think 55 gal is the right size to start with, and I would get 12 to 18 specimens. Most of these Vic types will breed at less then a year old, so lots of fresh water and good foods, and they will be spawning in no time. This maternal mouthbrooder will hold her brood for about 21 - 28 days before they release them naturally

Its a nice one to work with!

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