Callochromis pleurospilus is rather aggressive to species of their own kind. You should keep one male together with several females. The aquarium should be set up with rocks and stones that form caves and hiding places. A sandy substrate is appreciated because they search after food in it. You can use plants for decoration as well.
Synonyms: Callochromis rhodostigma, Callochromis stappersii, Pelmatochromis pleurospilus, Pelmatochromis rhodostigma, Pelmatochromis stappersii
They are omnivorous but they prefer Artemia and mosquito larvae. Dry food is accepted as well.
Breeding Callochromis pleurospilus
Breeding Callochromis pleurospilus is rather easy. The male makes a few craters in the sand. Up to 30 eggs are laid and fertilized in the crater. Immediately after that the female takes the eggs in her mouth for further incubation during about 3 weeks.
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