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Calvus Cichlid


Calvus Cichlid Ink Fin

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 1/4 inch