Gold Face Compressicep (Altolamprologus compressiceps)

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The Gold Face Compressicep (Altolamprologus compressiceps) is a small cichlid native to Lake Tanganyika in Africa. They have a compressed, elongated body with a light brown body and distinctive gold-colored face and fins. These fish prefer a rocky aquarium setup with plenty of hiding places and caves. They are relatively peaceful but can be territorial towards other fish that encroach on their space.

  • SOLD SIZE: 1"-1.5"
  • Origin: Lake Tanganyika, Africa
  • Max size: Up to 4 inches
  • Recommended tank size: 30 gallons or larger
  • Water temperature: 76-82°F
  • Temperament: Relatively peaceful, but can be territorial
  • Diet: Omnivorous, primarily feeding on small crustaceans and insects in the wild. In captivity, they can be fed a varied diet including high-quality pellets and frozen or live foods.
  • Lifespan: Up to 10 years with proper care.