Parachromis loisellei

When you keep Parachromis loisellei in an aquarium that is not large enough he gets very aggressive.

Parachromis loisellei

When you keep Parachromis loisellei in an aquarium that is not large enough he gets very aggressive. You should keep them as a pair.  It is wise to buy 6 young animals and after a while a matching couple forms. The other fishes should be removed. You should set up the aquarium with stones, driftwood and roots that form caves and hiding places. A territory is made. A dimmed light is appreciated. You can keep them together with large cichlids and catfish.

Synonyms: Cichlasoma loisellei, Parachromis loiselli.

Diet

You should give them large, powerful food like small fish, lobster and shrimp.

Breeding Parachromis loisellei

With a good matching couple breeding is easy.  Up to 1000 eggs are laid and fertilized.  Both parents defend the fry fanatical.  After 3 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with Artemia-nauplii.

Author

Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

Copyright images

John de Lange

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