2 x guinea fowl perch - Altolamprologus calvus BLACK DNZ - pair
2 x guinea fowl perch - Altolamprologus calvus BLACK DNZ - pair
  • impressive color
  • for Tanganyika tanks
  • socializable
  • interesting behavior
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2 x guinea fowl perch - Altolamprologus calvus BLACK DNZ - pair

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2 x guinea fowl perch - Altolamprologus calvus BLACK DNZ - pair
Black guinea fowl are a great sight in the Tanganyika aquarium. With their magnificent spots on the deep black body, they are already visually distinguished beautifully from their fellow fish. Their impressive social behavior is exciting and captivating every day. Since they are somewhat more difficult to breed, they tend not to reproduce uncontrollably. - Garnelio
Pelvic region: Center
Diet: carnivore - meat eater
Temperature: 25-30 °C
Feature: Interesting coloring
with snails/shells?: No
Fish group: Cichlids
Water values: Medium hard water
Aquarium size: 250/300 l (approx. 120cm)
Planting possible?: conditional* (see description)
Final size: > 12cm
with shrimps?: Socialization not possible
Breeding: medium
Difficulty: 2 - Normal
Origin: Africa
Behavior: Normal
with large crabs?: No
with fish?: conditional* (see description)
Visual effect: Forms precincts
with dwarf crabs?: No
with crabs?: No

Altolamprologus calvus, better known as guinea fowl perch, originating from Lake Tanganyika, has enjoyed popularity among perch fans for some time, especially due to its fabulous appearance. In its habitat, the guinea fowl perch mainly inhabits rock structures, as well as their crevices and hiding places. The Pearl Perch Black is the black color form of the otherwise also in gray-brown or white found pretty cichlid.

You will receive our guinea fowl perch in pairs, moreover they are German offspring.

The pretty guinea fowl per ches show a gray-brown basic color, which becomes deep black in the adult age. Over the body and the fins distributed it shows bright speckles, which remind, name-giving, of guinea fowls. The pointed face  features a terminal mouth with distinct lip bulges. With a size of about 15 cm, the male grows slightly larger. A sex differentiation remains however generally rather difficult. Breeding in the aquarium is possible, although rather difficult, as the animals are considered aggressive and territorial among themselves. The females prefer caves, as they can be created with stone structures, but also coconut caves or flower pots. In these she lays up to 250 eggs, which she also guards. The fry can be raised with freshly hatched Artemia nauplii.

Black guinea fowl can be kept well in aquariums from 300 liters. The substrate should consist of fine sand or gravel with a medium grain size, planting plays a rather subordinate role, but can be introduced, since the guinea fowl do not bother them. With stone superstructures, which are secured against falling over, good territorial markings, caves, but also visual contact prevention can be produced, as well as hiding places can be created. Their aquarium water should be well maintained and have a total hardness between 9-12 °dGH and pH values between 7.5-9. The animals feel most comfortable at a temperature of 24 and 26 °C.

Altolamprologus calvus can be socialized in and of itself with other representatives of the Tanganyika Lake. For breeding their aquarium should be particularly large. A socialization with shrimps or crayfish should rather be refrained from, because the one could increase the menu and the other could possibly nip the fins of the perch.

As carnivores that feed on small crustaceans and worms, but also molluscs in their habitat, guinea fowl perch can also be fed well in the aquarium. The perch can be fed several times a day with small amounts without any problems. Preferred are live and frozen foods, such as Gammarus, cyclops, mysis, but also krill, Daphnia and Artemia. Their diet should be very varied and may also include commercial granulated food or for carnivorous ornamental fish, if they can be accustomed to it.

Our food recommendation: NatureHolic Cichfeed is a great staple food for all carnivorous cichlids in the aquarium, perfectly meeting their requirements for food composition. The tasty pearls are eaten very well even by larger cichlids. Thanks to their soft texture, NatureHolic Cichfeed food pearls are gentle on the mouth and can be eaten very well by the fish.

Our plant recommendation: Use for planting NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planarians and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.

Expert Tip: We recommend for fish keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and keeping.

Scientific name: Altolamprologus calvus
German Name: Black guinea fowl perch, black Nander cichlid perch
Difficulty level: advanced
Origin/Distribution: Lake Tanganyika, East Africa
Coloration: deep black ground color with light spots
Age expectancy more than 6 years
Water parameters: GH 7-12 °dGH, pH 7,5-9, temperature 24-26 °C
Tank size: from 300 l
Food Carnivorous, prefers live and frozen foods such as Artemia, Daphnia, Gammarus, Krill, Mysis
Breeding difficult
Behavior territorial and aggressive towards conspecifics
Group size at least 2 animals
Further information Ten typical aquarium fish for beginners and alternatives to them, Tips for acclimating fish to the aquarium, Feeding aquarium fish properly - cheap food and what it can do
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Question: "Bedeutet „Pärchen“ in diesem Fall zwei Stück oder ein tatsächliches Pärchen(m/w)?"

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Hallo Herr Kulig, in diesem Fall wird ein Pärchen (m/w) geliefert.

Question: "Wie groß sind sie "

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Du erhältst von uns junge Tiere, an denen du noch lange Freude hast, eine genaue Zentimeterangabe können wir dir aber nicht geben, da sie unterschiedlich groß sind.

Question: "Hallo, sind es auch wirklich Pärchen? Oder einfach nur 1 Männchen und 1 Weibchen irgendwie zusammen gestellt? LG"

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Hallo Herr Lange, Sie erhalten die Tiere als Jungtiere. Da der Perlhuhnbarsch nicht sehr wählerisch ist bildet sich das Pärchen dann von alleine.

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