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Аstatotilapia aeneocolor

Astatotillaria aeneocolor occurs naturally in Lakes George, Edward, Victoria, and the Kazinga Channel in Uganda. Peter Greenwood described this species in 1973. The name "aeneocolor" is composed of a combination of the Latin words "aeneus" and "color," which means bronze coloration.

Astatotillaria aeneocolor have, as their name implies, a bronze body coloration, although males with brownish, dark gray and bluish coloration are found. Through the eyes of the fish passes a broad black stripe. In the central part of the body is a dark blurred intermittent stripe. Females are silvery in color with a greenish or yellowish cast. As in males in females through the eye passes a dark band. Males reach 10 cm in size, and females usually do not exceed 8 cm.

Astatotylaria aeneocolor, Haplochromis aeneocolor

Haplochromis aeneocolor is a moderately aggressive fish. The fish lead a measured lifestyle calmly swimming among shelters. If the aquarium will be spacious enough, it is possible to keep several males. The minimum size aquarium 150 liters, ideally 300 liters. The aquarium should be built from rocks something like a rock with cracks and caves in which fish could hide. Live plants in the aquarium with these fish should not land, because they will certainly be pulled from the ground along with the roots. It is better to replace the living plants of their artificial counterparts. If the aquarium is not large, it is mono contain no more than 1 male and 2-3 females.

Water parameters: temperature 24-28° C, hardness dH 8-18°, pH acidity 7,5-8,5. The fish can tolerate higher water temperatures up to 30 ° C for some time.

Astatotylaria aeneocolor, Haplochromis aeneocolor

The menu of fish in nature consists mainly of detritus and insects. In aquariums, fish are fed a variety of live, frozen, plant and dry food. When feeding fish plant component in the overall menu should be at least half of the total amount of dispensed feed. The fish are fed with cyclops, daphnia, artemia, chaff, chaff, ground meat of sea fish, as well as flake food containing spirulina.


Females incubate the eggs in their mouths for 2-3 weeks, carrying up to 40 fry. The first time fry swim in a flock near their mother and at risk immediately swim into her mouth. If it is noticed that the female begins to lose interest in the fry, it must be removed, otherwise she may eat her entire brood.

The fry are fed artemia and dry food designed for fry.

Life expectancy Astatotillaria aeneocolor in aquarium conditions is about 9 years.

Attotillaria aeneocolor, Haplochromis aeneocolor

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