Labeo cylindricus – Redeye Labeo
Labeo cylindricus or Redeye Labeo grows too big for the usual home aquarium and should only be kept in large show aquariums. They can be very aggressive towards conspecifics. Other species are usually left alone. You can decorate the aquarium with rocks, wood and dense planting to the sides and back of the aquarium. Use (filter) sand as substrate.
Synonyms: Labeo montanus, Tylognathus cantini, Tylognathus montanus, Labeo darlingi, Labeo parvulus, Labeo kilossae, Labeo kilossana, Labeo loveridgei, Labeo forskalli.
Africa; Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Afrika.
Labeo cylindricus – Redeye Labeo are omnivorous so provide a variety of foods. Make sure their diet contains vegetable matter to keep them healthy.
Breeding Labeo cylindricus
The Labeo cylindricus – Redeye Labeo has not been bred in the aquarium yet.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie
Toni Wagner – Tonis-africancichlids.de
George Albert Boulenger -1858-1937