|| Xystichromis phytophagus
||Christmas Fulu cichlid
||Up to 4.5in (11.4cm)
||AFRICA: Extinct in Lake Victoria. It still thrives in the Yala Swamp and possibly in Lake Kanyaboli
| Min Tank Size:
||48in. (At least 55 gallons if you are wishing to
keep two males due to territorial behavior.)
||Omnivorous: Accepting all types of flake and frozen
food. Since they eat decomposing plant material in the wild, an
emphasis on plant material such as spirulina is encouraged.
||Aggressive with other male Christmas Fulu, keep
a 1 male to 3 female ratio to alleviate female stress and male
||72 - 82°F (22-28°C); pH range:
7.5 – 8.2; dH range: 10.0 - 18.0°GH.
||They love to dig, so choose a gravel size appropriate
for a small fish. The Christmas Fulu is actually not a very eager
plant eater and can therefore be combined with most plant species
in that regard, but it is a keen digger and digging can naturally
also be a problem for plants.
|| Rather territorial and should be kept
in a species tank, though remember to keep a 1 male to 3 female
ratio, at least, to alleviate female stress and male aggression.
||Alright for most, including beginners, though some
experience may be necessary due to the few particular measures