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Altolamprologus compressiceps
Compressed Cichlid

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Name: Altolamprologus compressiceps
Size TankpHTemp
Origin: Lake Tanganyika (Africa)
13 cm 150 L 8.2 26░C


I have 2 male Compressed Cichlids which share a 275 litre aquarium with 2 Frontosa Cichlids (1 male, 1 female), 2 Yellow Labidos (1 male, 1 female), 1 male Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid and a large Sailfin Plec. They are very interesting fish which get on great whith my 2 Frontosa, but hates my 3 mbunas. They are always first to get the food. Fantastic fish, very interesting.

Contributed by Mike

Very peaceful and slow moving. Since this species grows very slowly, your LFS may want to begin to market them at thumbnail size. My experience is that the real small ones do not fare well in bigger aquariums. If you have the extra cash, it is best to wait a little while for at least 4 cm specimens because you may come out better in light of the losses on the smaller ones.

Contributed by Richard Scott

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