|Scientific name ||Fossorochromis Rostratus|
|Size||Up to 12" (30cm)|
|Origin||Lake Malawi, East Africa|
|Tank setup||A large tank (suggest 100 gallons plus if kept with other fish) with some rock caves and plenty
of open swimming space. Plants such as Vallis can be added.|
|Compatibility||Combine with other open-water Malawi species which are not too aggressive,
such as Copadochromis and Aulonacara.|
|Water chemistry||Hard and alkaline: pH 7.6-8.6 ; GH 7 plus ; KH 10-12|
|Feeding||Any aquarium food.|
|Sexing||Males are much more colourful, females are mainly brown.|
|Breeding|| The male may dig a shallow spawning pit and display to attract the female to it. A mouthbrooder,
the female will incubate the eggs and fry for about 3 weeks. The male is likely to eat the fry once released.
Feed fry on small frozen/live foods such as baby brine shrimp and daphnia.|
|Comments||Males very aggressive during breeding to both females and other tankmates.