Altolamprologus calvus black congo Small
Common name: Congo black calvus
Scientific name: Altolamprologus calvus
Distribution: Lake Tanganyika
Habitat: Jumbled, rocky shores
Temperature: 76 – 80°F
pH: 7.5 – 9.0
Adult size: 4 inches (females), 6 inches (males)
Sexing: Males reach a larger adult size than females
Diet: Enjoys frozen and live foods but will usually take dried foods.
Conspecifics: Does will in pairs or larger groups.
Tankmates: Similarly-sized cichlids or other fish with the same water chemistry requirements, very suitable for a Tanganyikan biotope. Avoid very aggressive tankmates (such as mbunas) and tankmates small enough to be eaten (such as small shelldwellers).
Notes: Altolamprologus calvus is a very slow grower that can take more than 2 years to reach sexual maturity. This species can be distinguished from the very similar A. compressiceps by a lack of scales on its head and a shallower body. It is recommended to keep Altolamprologus calvus over a dark substrate, as a light substrate tends to wash out their stunningly contrasting scales.
Housed in our huge fish warehouse here in San Diego, California, with thousands of other fish species. Please let us know if you have any questions before deciding to purchase by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order Online to ship anywhere in the USA
Please note our $100 minimum order value for shipping orders, and refer to our Terms & Conditions page for more details. Aquarium Fish Depot is proud to offer a Live Arrival Guarantee. The fish under our care receive the same, great treatment as those in our own personal collections, and we will never ship a fish we deem unhealthy for shipping.
|Lake Malawi||Lake Tanganyika|
|See All Collections|