Cichlid Fish Forum banner
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

·
Administrator
Joined
·
3,932 Posts

Scientific Name: Chalinochromis popelini
Pronunciation: ch
-l
n-
-kr
-m
s p
p-
-l
n-
Habitat: Shallow Precipitous Rocky Habitat
Diet: Omnivore
Gender Differences: Monomorphic
Breeding: Substrate Spawner
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 5.5"
Temperature: 77 - 79°F
pH: 8.6
Water Hardness: Very Hard
Difficulty: 2



Photo Credit: James Kuhn


Images:

Large adult
[TD]

Articles:
Comments:
The C. popelini is differentiated from other Chalinochromis, by having two horizontal bands in the body along with an uninterrupted band just at the base of the dorsal.

They dine of small crustaceans, insect larvae, small molluscs and other live food that live in the aufwuchs. In eating this food, they also ingest sediment algae and sand.

In the aquarium they can be fed on mysis shrimp, krill, flakes, pellets, mosquito larvae and artemia (brine shrimp)
[/TD]
 

Attachments

1 - 1 of 1 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top