Eastern Happy Cichlid (Astatotilapia calliptera)

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Eastern Happy Cichlid

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Eastern Happy Cichlid (Male)

Astatotilapia calliptera

170 Litres (45 US G.)

10-15 cm (3.9-5.9")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.8 - 8.2

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

8-12 °d

1:2 M:F

8-10 years

Family

Cichlidae





Additional names

Eastern Happy Cichlid, Eastern Bream

Additional scientific names

Chromis callipterus, Ctenochromis callipterus, Haplochromis callipterus, Haplochromis centropristoides, Neochromis simotes nyassae, Tilapia calliptera


Origin

This fish is not only found in Lake Malawi, but also in Lakes Chiuta and Chilwa and the Lower Zambezi, Buzi, Pungwe and Save River systems.

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

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