Chalinochromis popelini
More Photos
Add Your Photo

Chalinochromis popelini

Common Names:
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Endemic to Lake Tanganyika, Africa.
Main Ecosystem: Rift Lake; Rift Lake
Temperament: Timid; Peaceful, Timid. Can become aggressive towards each other as they mature.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed flakes, brine shrimp, and small sinking pellets. Coarse gravel and large rocky formations are recommended. Hard water with a high pH is essential. Plants will not be harmed.
7.8 - 8.6
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
8 dH - 15 dH
Potential Size: Male: 12cm (4.7")
Female: 12cm (4.7")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Difficult to determine. Females are fatter and do not grow as long.
Breeding: Not difficult. Chalinochromis popelini will breed in an upturned flower pot or large shell. Once breeding begins, the pair will become very territorial and will kill any fish within its sights. The fry are cared for by both parents
Comments: Rarely seen in shops.
Main Colours: White, Black
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Convex
Search: Show similar species
Find compatible species
Image Credit: ©
Submitted By: Adam
History: View changes to this profile
Edit Profile: