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Pundamilia nyererei
Pundamilia Nyererei Cichlid

    Pundamilia nyererei, Pundamilia Nyererei Cichlid

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  • Max Size:

    5.0"

  • Temperament:

    Semi-aggressive

  • Water Temperature:

    74 - 78°F

  • Diet:

    Omnivore

  • Min. Tank Size:

    55 Gal

  • Description:

    The Pundamilia Nyererei Cichlid is a very popular Victorian cichlid, which is native to the shallow, rocky waters of Lake Victoria in Africa. The most popular species of Pundamilia nyererei are the "Super Red" found around Makobe Island and the Nyererie "Red" found around Ruti Island. Males are probably the most colorful of all the African Rift Lake cichlids. They feature red to orange color running along the top of their body and dorsal fin, while the lower portion of their body is greenish-yellow with several black vertical bars. Females remain a dull grey or brown color.

  • Compatibility:

    Pundamilia nyererei cichlids tend to be mildly aggressive but males can show increased levels of aggression towards other males. They may also show increased aggression towards females, so it is best to keep several females with an individual male. Some compatible cichlid species are other Victorians like the Kyoga Flameback, and the Hippo Point Salmon, or some more aggressive Peacock cichlids like the Red Top Lwanda.

  • Tank Requirements and Feeding:

    Pundamilia nyererei are native to the hard alkaline waters of Lake Victoria in Africa. It is best practice to set up an aquarium to mimic similar water conditions to allow these fish to display their best colors. The water temperature should be between 78 - 82°F with a pH between 7.8 - 8.6. Additives like Cichlid Lake Salt and Malawi/Victoria Buffer will condition the aquarium water for African cichlids. The aquarium substrate should be sand or fine gravel, and it should be decorated with plenty of rocks and caves for the fish to claim territories, break line-of-sight, or provide protection.

    Pundamilia nyererei cichlids are omnivorous and should be fed a variety of vegetable and protein based foods. Plankton or spirulina based flakes mixed with commercially prepared cichlid pellets are good choices for their diet. Such foods will help bring out the bright red, yellow and green colors which make these fish so popular.

  • Breeding:

    Pundamilia nyererei are sexually dimorphic. Males will develop the bright red, yellow and green coloring, while females remain a dull grey or brown color. Males will also get slightly larger than females.

    The Pundamilia nyerere is a maternal mouthbrooder. While spawning, the female circle and pick up the eggs to protect them in her mouth. Females may continue to carry the eggs and fry in their mouth for two weeks or longer. Spawing in a home aquarium works best when there are several females with one male. This will help spread out any aggression displayed by the male.

    To avoid hybridization, it is best to either, only keep males, or only keep one species of Pundamilia nyerere.