Omnivorous, Zooplankton, Supplement their diet with live foods, like freshly hatched baby brine or daphnia.
74 - 76°F (23-24°C); pH range: 8.0
Ė 8.5; dH range: 17+, hard water.
Easy, best in tanks with fish of similar
sizes and temperament.
Make great tank mates for many of the more delicate
Tanganyikans and with Cyprichromis species (which stay out in mid tank
and donít bother the nigripinnis hanging around their rocks) and
smaller sand-sifters. . But can be kept together with many other
Cichlids and even non-cichlids.