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The white calvus display beautiful ink dots on the body, dorsal, and caudal fins. Calvus are one of the slowest growing fish in the world, reaching sexual maturity in about 3 years. From an egg it takes approximately 8-12 months to reach 1.5". Calvus have a mild temperament and are only aggressive with conspecifics during breeding and protecting fry. A tank with cracks and crevices is necessary for them to hide and lay eggs in. Calvus fit well in a community tank and popular tankmates include Cyphotilapia frontosa.

Shipping Size: 1.5" (Mixed Sexes)

Scientific Name: Altolamprologus calvus
Common Name: White Calvus
Origin: Lake Tanganyika
Diet: Carnivore
PH: 7.6-8.6
Temperature: 76-82F
Maximum size: ~4.5" Males, ~3.5" Females

Recommended tank size: 20 gallons
Recommended breeding colony: A breeding pair is enough, but 1 male with 3 females is ideal for producing the most fry.
Difficulty: 3 (1-5 with 1 easiest) 
Breeding Method: Substrate spawner
Breeding Difficulty: 3
Minimum tank size: 30 gallons

  • Item #: White Calvus

Altolamprologus calvus - White

Price: $18.95
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