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Scientific Name: Aulonocranus dewindti
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Geo. Origin: Lake Tanganyika
Habitat: Intermediate Habitat
Diet: Omnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 5"
Temperature: 77 - 79°F
pH: 8.6
Water Hardness: Very Hard
Difficulty: 3


Male in the aquarium

Male in the wild

Female in the wild
Photo Credit: Spencer Jack


Stomach contents of this fish have revealed sand fly larvae, dipterans and other small crustaceans. As such, this is the only featherfin that should thrive on a protein based diet, that includes mysis shrimp, cyclops, daphnia and mosquito larvae.

Minimum tank size would be a 4ft, 65 gallon, though truthfully, larger six foot tanks are recommended. It is best to have a harem of females for the male, and a sand substrate for him to dig his pits in.

It is recommended to keep only one featherfin species per aquarium.
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