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Cynotilapia pulpican – Kingsizeii


Common name: Kingsizeii
Latin name: Cynotilapia pulpican
Synonyms: Pseudotropheus kingsizeii, Cynotilapia kingsizeii
Similar fish: Sometimes confused with Cynotilapia afra or Metriaclima species
Size: 10cm, sometimes more.
Water chemistry: pH 7.5-8.5; GH 100 – 300ppm; Temperature 23 – 28?C
Natural habitat: Lake Malawi, Africa. Rocky habitats.
Aquarium care: Easy to keep. Like most Mbuna, C.pulpican can be quite aggressive. Keep them somewhat crowded and provide plenty of hiding places to minimise aggression. Rarely suffers from any diseases but is susceptible to bloat. Maintain clean water, stress-free conditions and feed a good quality food such as New Life Spectrum to avoid bloat issues. An occasional light feeding of brineshrimp is fine but it is unnecessary if feeding a good quality prepared food. May hybridize with other Mbuna. Minimum recommended aquarium volume: 150L.
Breeding: Mouthbrooding egg-layer.
Other info: Taxonomy of this species is somewhat jumbled. Considerable variation (particularly of the barring) occurs between different stocks of this same species. Males and females are both coloured, though males more vividly.

31 August 2012 by SNadmin
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