Species group: Cichlids
Other common names: Tanganyika Blackfin; Black Calvus; Black Fin Black Calvus, Black Sambia, White Calvus, White Chaitika, Pearly Lamprologus, Yellow Calvus, Pearly Lamprologus Calvus
Scientific name: Altolamprologus calvus
The Calvus Cichlid is native to the southern shores of Lake Tanganyika in eastern Africa.
The Calvus Cichlid is notable for its laterally compressed body, and for the variety of color variations it appears in, depending on the location in the lake it is found. Colors include black, white, yellow and pearl.
vivid fish, Tanganyikan biotope, Tanganyika aquarium
wild caught ones
extremely compressed body, unmistakable Tanganyikan cichlids, small shell dwellers