Are Compressiceps aggressive?

Are Compressiceps aggressive?

Aquarium requirements In the aquarium Dimidiochromis compressiceps usually prefer to swim out in the open unlike the more common “Mbuna” (rock dwellers). They can become quite aggressive during spawning, vigorously defending their territory from all intruders.

What do you feed Compressiceps?

Feeding is simple for the unfussy Gold Head Compressiceps Cichlid. High-quality dry, frozen, and live meaty foods will all be readily accepted. Quality and variety are the keys to a diet that will ensure that this fish maintains optimal health and coloration, so this species should not be fed dry foods exclusively.

How many cichlids are in Lake Tanganyika?

250 species
Lake Tanganyika is the oldest of the Great Ancient Lakes in the East Africa. This lake harbours about 250 species of cichlid fish, which are highly diverse in terms of morphology, behaviour, and ecology.

How big do calvus cichlids grow?

They commonly grow between 4 – 6 inches (10 – 15 cm) in length, with males being the larger of the two and females being smaller. With good care it live about 8 – 10 years.

What do I feed my Malawi eye biter?

The Malawi Eyebiter is an omnivore / piscivore with a large portion of their diet being small bony fish. They will kill and eat any fish that is smaller, and 1/2 its size for sure. It is not necessary to feed live feeder fish, which as with any cichlid will heighten aggression.

What is an OB peacock cichlid?

The OB Peacock Cichlid is a hybrid from the Aulonocara Species (Peacock Cichlid) from Lake Malawi. Like most species of African Cichlid the OB Peacock lives in small groups of a single male and a small group of females. They will lay claim to small piece of territory that provides them adequate feeding opportunities.

What is longest lake in the world?

Lake Tanganyika
It is the world’s longest freshwater lake….

Lake Tanganyika
Max. length 673 km (418 mi)
Max. width 72 km (45 mi)
Surface area 32,900 km2 (12,700 sq mi)
Average depth 570 m (1,870 ft)

Which is the longest lake in Africa?

Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake in terms of surface area with a surface area of around 59,947 sq. km (23,146 sq mi), the second-largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area after Lake Superior in North America, and the largest tropical lake in the world.

Are calvus cichlids aggressive?

If a breeding pair forms within the group, they can become much more territorially aggressive than usual, and it is often best to move them to a tank of their own at this stage. Calvus Cichlids are intolerant of poor water conditions, so ensure small partial water changes are carried out on a frequent basis.

Why is it called Malawi eye biter?

Also of note is its unique hunting style: Eye Biter (Dimidiochromis compressiceps), whose name is derived from its compressed body, uses its extremely narrow body to its advantage in ambushing prey. It has also been observed biting the eyes out of other fish prior to devouring them, hence its common name.