Other Bream Names:
Bream Scientific Name:
Chilotilapia rhoadesii, Chilotilapia rhoadesi
Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Malawi
Bream Adult Size: 9 inches (cm)
Bream Life Expectancy: 9 years
Bream Habitat: East African Lake Malawi
Bream Minimum Tank Size:
Breams are a little territorial but much less aggressive than most african cichlids. They are still from Lake Malawi so they do not make good community fish.
Bream Diet & Nutrition:
Omnivorous - does well with flake or pellet food supplimented by fresh green vegetables and live snails.
Chilotilapia rhoadesii (Bream) should be kept in an aquarium with large caves and other hiding places among large rocks. They prefer a coarse bottom substrate. This species is best kept in groups.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other less aggressive african cichlids
Bream Breeding & Spawning:
Breams are mouthbrooders. Keep a ratio of one male to three or more females to avoid any one female being over pursued. The fry are released by the mother after three weeks.
Determining Bream Sex:
Males develop a blue head and usually have some blue on their body as well.
None specific to species
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