Buccochromis Spectabilis

There isn’t a lot of info on this fish anywhere online.  This is considered a pretty rare fish in the hobby and I’m lucky enough to be able to breed them successfully!  Here are some info based on what I know by keeping them personally.  First, this fish can get very large around 10″ inches or more, but it will need couple years to get to max size.  Male are very blue with some yellow coloration in the fins area and partial lower body.  They will eat whatever you put in the tank, but you should feed them a high protein content mixed with some veggie based food.  This fish is a very elegant looking fish with an elongated body and the head of a typical Buccochromis type.  

  • Scientific Name:  Buccochromis Spectabilis
  • Common Name:  N/A
  • Origin:  Africa, lake Malawi
  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Size of fish:  10 inches (could get bigger)
  • Temperament:  Peaceful
  • Diet:  Carnivore 
  • Temperature:  78-82 degrees F
  • PH Range:  7.8-8.6
  • Breeding:  Mouth Brooder
  • Ideal Substrate:  Sand or Gravel
  • Water Region:  All region of the tank

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