Ophthalmotilapia ventralis

Ophthalmotilapia ventralis is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family.

Ophthalmotilapia ventralis is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is endemic to Zambia. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes. References - * Bigirimana, C. 2005. Ophthalmotilapia ventralis. More

Conservation: Ophthalmotilapia ventralis is evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as (LC) Least Concern (2006). More

Ophthalmotilapia Ventralis (Kambwimba) Orange Cap Juveniles Feeding On Baby Brine ShrimpAdded to Quicklist5:35Ophthalmotilapia Ventralis (Kambwimba) Orange C... More

Link to Ophthalmotilapia ventralis in the CRC Catalogue. Remarks on taxonomic status: The genus Ophthalmotilapia was originally described by Pellegrin in 1904, and several authors has since re-diagnosed the genera and the varying number of included species, e.g. More

Ophthalmotilapia ventralis MtotoOrigin and locale/variety: Mtoto-Congo, Lake Tanganyika, East Africa Size: Adults are usually 3.5 to 4.0 inches in aquarium environment. Sex differences: Males exhibit black and white coloration in an eye-appealing pattern. The unusual markings show much contrast. More

Aquarium behavior: Ophthalmotilapia ventralis is a wonderful aquarium fish. . Ophthalmotilapia can be kept in either community set-ups or single species aquaria. In the community environment, their keeper will quickly know where the dominant male decides to call home. More

Ophthalmotilapia ventralis is a very attractive looking fish. When they are young they appear to have a gray to silver overall body coloration, but as they mature males develop metallic blue coloration and a dark patch on the head. More

General information – The Ophthalmotilapia ventralis is an amazing cichlid endemic to lake Tanganika. There are a lot of color morphs in lake Tanganica but the most common is the one from Cape Mpimbwe (Tanzania). More

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Ophthalmotilapia
Species : Ophthalmotilapia ventralis
Authority : Boulenger, 1898