Cyphotilapia gibberosa kitumba



Keywords: cyphotilapia gibberosa kitumba
Description: Company: Cyphotilapia frontosa (Frontosa) is best kept alone or with other large Lake Tanganyika cichlids. Aquarium setup: Cyphotilapia frontosa (Frontosa) should be kept in a large Lake

Company: Cyphotilapia frontosa (Frontosa) is best kept alone or with other large Lake Tanganyika cichlids.

Aquarium setup: Cyphotilapia frontosa (Frontosa) should be kept in a large Lake Tanganyika aquarium. Decorate the aquarium with a lot of rocks placed in such a way that a lot of caves a created. The aquarium should be well filtrated.

Breeding: Cyphotilapia frontosa (Frontosa) are mouthbrooders. The female take the eggs in her mouth after the spawning and keep them there for about a month. The fry is quite large when they are released and will accept baby brine shrimp. Each spawning generates a relatively small amount of fry. You can reac more about breeding Cyphotilapia frontosa (Frontosa) in our articles section.

The fish of genus Cyphotilapia belong to one of the most popular Tanganyika cichlids especially because of their splendid coloration and majestic behaviour. The genus was described for the first time in 1906 by Belgian George Albert Boulenger as Paratilapa frontosa.

The name Cyphotilapia is derived from Greek Cypho = hump and tilapia, which is the name used by local people for such fish. The name Frontosa has its origin from Latin and means front part of head.

Cyphotilapia gibberosa was described for the first time not until 2003 (Drs. Takahashi and Nakaya). It was not newly discovered species but all fish originally called Cyphotilapia frontosa and lived in south part of the lake were integrated into gibberosa family. The name Cyphotilapia frontosa is currently used for fish from Kigoma locality known as 7-stripped frontosa (the 7th strip is only a spot on side part of the head) Besides 6 transversal strips, Gibberosa has other distinguishing characteristics (higher body, three rows of scales between upper and lower lateral line instead of two, more scales in lateral line, different size and shape of head hump, several outer teeth in upper jaw and small differences in fins).

The fish living in the following localities are currently members of Gibberosa family – Kasenga, Ikola, Mpimbwe, Bismark, Chaitika, Samazi, Kapampa, Kitumba and Moba. For the north living fish with 6 strips from localities Burundi, Kavala and Karilani, the original name C. frontosa is used or a new name C. sp. North. There are about 4 strains – 10 forms of Cyphotilapia fish. It is important to say that even for an expert it is often difficult to distinguish the form. It can be generally said that bluer forms occupy the south part of the lake. Burundi variant has the biggest hump.






Photogallery Cyphotilapia gibberosa kitumba:


When I've to keep "Mr Lapis" the blind 'Kitumba' - Cyphos.com


Introducing "Mikula Group: Nyatzi" - Cyphos.com


Cichlid-Forum  A frontosa and his bank


Chicago Cichlid Association Forum: Gibberosa & friends (1/2)


Frontosa.com  View image - Mikula


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Cyphotilapia gibberosa - Nordiska Ciklidsllskapet artregister


cichlids.com: Tank Cyphotilapia Gibberosa Blue Zaire "Kitumba"


Lake Tanganyika cichlids gallery.


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Cyphotilapia gibberosa - Nordiska Ciklidsllskapet artregister


photo's of my WC frontosa blue zaire mikula - Cyphos.com


photo's of my WC frontosa blue zaire mikula - Cyphos.com


Chicago Cichlid Association Forum: Gibberosa & friends (1/2)


Cyphotilapia frontosa Kitumba | lemi66 - aquatic photography


For Sale: F1 Cyphotilapia gibberosa (Zaire Blue-Mikula) Fry ...


Lake Tanganyika cichlids gallery.


Cichlid-Forum  Tau's first spawns (Cyphotilapia gibberosa Mikula)


Cyphotilapia gibberosa - Nordiska Ciklidsllskapet artregister