Variabiliochromis moorii 'Kasisi' WF (2m / 5w):
(The sex ratio is reduced to 1/1 or 1/2!)
Variabilichromis Moorii lives endemic in the south of Lake Tanganyika, more precisely between the drain of the Lukuga in Kalemie (Congo) and Cape Mpimbwe (Tanzania). This type, belonging to the group of Lamprologini, is in their area of distribution of a cichlid most frequently occurring at all. The up to 12cm tall expectant cavity nesters, preferably the Felslitorial the upper water-regions of between 5 and 15 m water depth.
The species feeds as carnivorous cichlid from small crustaceans, insect larvae, shrimp and other bite-sized prey. This should be guaranteed by appropriate antifreeze and life forage addition in the aquarium. Therefore, for example, mosquito larvae, Mysis, krill, brine shrimp, water fleas are etc.
The couple occupied a territory in Felslitorial the riparian zone, usually in close proximity to their own kind. The breeding ground of the couple is actually two overlapping districts of individual animals and defended together. Observations of parental care in the aquarium show, walking the hatchlings from different Situated within the different breeding territories. Thus it can happen that cubs from A nest are raised together in nest C along with pups from B clutch. This nesting behavior can also be observed in nature.
Attitude in the aquarium:
For the successful care of a couple in a species tank, the aquarium should not be less than an edge length of 80cm and a depth of 40cm. If you want to keep several pairs in an aquarium, or sought the socialization with other Lamprologini of Lake Tanganyika, so the aquarium should have an edge length of 150cm and a depth of 50cm. Due to strong intraspecific aggression, the remaining animals should immediately leave the pool after finding a mate. The facility should conform to the natural habitat of the animals. This is best ensured by generous and well-structured stone constructions.
If the pairing complete, the area will be transformed adopted by the animals according to their wishes. Strong digging and Wühlaktivitäten make the previous backup of stone constructions indispensable. The clutch of Variabilichromis Moorii can contain up to 100 eggs, which are either even tacked on a cave wall, the cave ceiling or freely on the substrate. The breeding ground is fiercely defended against other pelvic residents. As a cub Variabilichromis Moorii is light yellow, the adult animals dark brown to black. When this color change is taking place not occupied. The elegant steel blue colored fin edgings can be found both in young, as well aldulten animals.
The water parameters should be adjusted to the level of Lake Tanganyika.
Tolerance values in '()' ':
pH: 8,5 - 9,5 (7.5 to 9.5)
GH: 7-11 ° (5-20 °)
KH: 16-19 ° (10-20 °)
Temperature: 23 - 26 ° C
Temperature: 24 ° C
Water change: 40% 1x weekly
- Fine / coarse Krill
- White mosquito larvae
- White mosquito larvae
- Tropical Tanganyika Flake