The calvus cichlid is the most popular Lake Tanganyikan cichlid in the aquarium trade. These fish are bred in a few color variations, AFS generally offers the “black pearly” variety. The black pearly calvus cichlid has a very unusually look with a black and pearly body and curved snout, but the fish is pricey due to its very slow growth rate.
- Scientific Name: Altolamprologus calvus
- Origin: Lake Tanganyika
- Life Span: 10 years
- Max Size: 5 inches
- Food: Flake, live, frozen
- Shipping Size: Approx. 1 inch