The Calvus Cichlid originates from the Southwestern rocky coastal waters of Lake Tanganyika, Africa. This species is very slow growing, taking over 6 months to reach an inch and a half long, and over two years to reach sexual maturity. Their bodies are very thin and compact and are dark black in color with many small white spots. Their sloping forehead and large mouth gives them a menacing look.
- Scientific Name: Altolamprologus calvus
- Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
- Care Level: Moderate
- Temperament: Aggressive
- Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 10-20, pH 7.8-9.0
- Max. Size: 6"
- Color Form: Black, White
- Diet: Carnivore
- Origin: Africa
- Family: Cichlidae
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