Dwarf Sumbu
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Found in the southern most tip of the lake near Ndole bay near the country of Zambia, the Dwarf sumbu shell compressiceps is a species rarely found in the hobby today. I have grown males as large as 3.5" and they were fat and had a full mouth of teeth. They are slow growers like most Altolamprologus and will need shells to hiding and breeding. Of all the calvus and compressiceps species we sell, this on is the highest recommended!

Shipping size as of 10/19/2019: 1.25"-1.5"

Scientific Name: Altolamprologus sp. "Sumbu shell compressiceps"

Common Name: Dwarf Sumbu shell compressiceps
Origin: Lake Tanganyika
Diet: Carnivore
PH: 7.6-8.6
Temperature: 76-82F
Maximum size: 2"-3" 

Recommended tank size: 20 gallons 
Recommended breeding colony: A breeding pair
Difficulty: 3 (1-5 with 1 easiest) 
Breeding Method: Substrate Spawner
Breeding Difficulty: 4

  • Item #: 34

Altolamprologus sp. Shell Sumbu Dwarf Compressiceps

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