Altolamprologus calvus

It is physically similar to its close relative A.

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The Altolamprologus calvus lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 8.0 - 9.0, dH range: 9 - 19 environment.

Altolamprologus calvus is a cichlid endemic to the southern shoreline of Lake Tanganyika in eastern Africa. The species has an extremely laterally compressed body and a high dorsal fin. Males may grow to 13 cm (5 inches), while females are normally smaller. More

The Altolamprologus calvus is one of the most astonishing tropical fish that lives in LakeTanganica. A number of color variants of Altolamprologus Calvus are available in the hobby; the most common is the black calvus. More

Female Altolamprologus calvus with Cuckoo Synodontis Videos - Territorial behaviour: External links - * Fishbase * Mongabay More

Altolamprologus calvus belongs to the Cichlidae, a family of freshwater fish that have adapted to a wide range of narrow ecological niches, resulting in the evolution of a huge diversity of species that live in close association (3). More

" Altolamprologus calvus is a predator that primarily prey on shrimps and other crustaceans " Original description as Lamprologus calvus: * Poll, Max; 1978; "Contribution à la connaissance du genre Lamprologus Schth. More

One of the most striking Altolamprologus calvus comes from Chaitika Bay in the Southern portion of Lake Tanganyika. A. calvus from Chaitika Bay is a very light colored fish with white dots throughout the body. More

Altolamprologus calvus, pronounced (al-tow-lamp-row-lo-gus), are found in several different areas of Africa More

Altolamprologus calvus is a recently discovered Tanganyikan fish, first typed by Poll in 1988. This slender predator's unique compressed shape and somewhat menacing appearance has made it a popular fish for cichlid enthusiasts. More

articles about Altolamprologus Calvus “black” and Juliedochromis “gombi”, both new to the hobby at that time. His fish-house was full of fantastic healthy and rare species, several of which I had only seen in photographs, including some beautiful Black Calvus. More

A wildcaught male Altolamprologus calvus "white" in my aquarium - Personal notes:I've started with these remarkable cichlids in 2003 during the visit of Carli Debusk. More

Common names

Altolamprologus calvus in Catalan (Català)
Altolamprologus calvus in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Helmikuonoahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Tanganyika blackfin in English
珍珠亮丽鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
珍珠亮麗鯛 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Altolamprologus
Species : Altolamprologus calvus
Authority : Poll, 1978