Congochromis sabinae from the Congo

Congochromis sabinae

Congochromis sabinae and fry. Photo by Udo Vornhusen. CC BY-SA 3.0

Congochromis sabinae is a small cichlid found in the Congo River system. Originally known as Nanochromis sabinae, this fish was first described by Anton Lamboj and named after his daughter, Sabina. Detailed information on their origin and natural habitat can be found in the Species Article by Randall Kohn.

In the aquarium, Congochromis sabinae should be kept in an aquarium with a sandy substrate and plenty of cover and caves. These fish form monogamous pairs and if conditions are right, they will spawn frequently. Tankmates should be peaceful. Water conditions need to be right, low pH and hardness, if you want lots of offspring. In the wild, C. sabinae feeds mostly on plant matter with the occasional invertebrate so a diet high in spirulina is recommended. Discussion on this species can be done in the Lake Victoria Basin, West African, Madagascar & Asian Species forum.

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