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Kyoga Flameback

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Other common names:

Scientific name: Xystichromis sp.

The basics:
The Kyoga Flameback is a small and colorful Cichlid which is native to the Kyoga Basin in Uganda, which is part of the drainage of the Victorian Nile River. The Kyoga Flameback is uncommon in the aquarium trade. It is an algae eater, and is considered to be less aggressive and territorial than the Lake Malawi cichlids.

Appearance:
Male Kyoga Flameback are brightly colored in yellow. green and red.

Size:
0-5 inches

Temperament:

Housing:
40 gallons. The Kyoga Flameback needs a tank which has plenty of hiding spaces. Plentiful plants placed along sandy bottoms in the tank help reproduce the fish’s natural environment.

Temperature:
78.00-82.00 °F

pH:
8.60-0.00

Alkalinity:
0.000-0.000 mg/L

challenging

problems, smaller fish

interesting

frozen food, brine shrimp, caves

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