Orange Compressiceps

$29$59

The Altolamprologus compressiceps “Orange”, also known as the Orange Compressiceps, is a distinctive cichlid from Lake Tanganyika, celebrated for its vibrant orange coloration and unique body shape. This species is ideal for aquarists looking to add a touch of vivid color and intriguing behavior to their tank.

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( 1.5" )

Premium Unsexed
Stage 3 - Color Morph

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( 2.5" )

Young Adult Female
Stage 4 - Guaranteed Pretty Color

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( 2.75" )

Young Adult Males
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Stage 3 - Color Morph
Premium Unsexed 1.5"
(17 AVAILABLE)
$29
-1+
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Stage 4 - Guaranteed Pretty Color
Young Adult Female 2.5"
(1 AVAILABLE)
$49
-1+
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Stage 4 - Guaranteed Pretty Color
Young Adult Males 2.75"
(4 AVAILABLE)
$59
-1+
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Description

The Altolamprologus compressiceps “Orange” is a standout species in the cichlid community due to its striking orange hue and laterally compressed body, which gives it a leaf-like appearance. Native to the rocky substrates of Lake Tanganyika, this fish typically grows to around 6 inches in length and is known for its predatory nature, primarily feeding on smaller fish and invertebrates that it can ambush from crevices.

This cichlid requires a tank setup that mimics its natural habitat, with plenty of rocks and caves to provide hiding spots and breeding areas. The water conditions should be maintained with a pH of 8.0 to 9.0 and temperatures between 76 to 82°F to ensure the health and well-being of the Orange Compressiceps.

In terms of diet, the Orange Compressiceps is carnivorous, relying on a diet of live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and small fish. It is important to provide a varied diet to maintain its striking coloration and overall vitality.

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