Chromidotilapia guentheri guentheri pair

Hey!  An actual fish video… from my fish room!  About freakin’ time!

C. g. guentheri is the most widely distributed species in the genus.  This pair was imported from Ghana, and were said to have been collected in Lake Volta.  That lake is a reservoir which happens to have the largest surface area of all the reservoirs in the world, and the fourth largest by volume.  Two river systems were flooded in 1965 to make the lake:  the White Volta and the Black Volta.  C. g. guentheri is actually a river fish that has been able to make the switch to living in a lake.  I hate to think about all the species that did not….

What I like most about the genus Chromidotilapia is the diversity of behaviors and communication they display.  While all cichlids are great communicators, these West African mouthbrooders seem to be very clear in how they talk to each other and their fry.  You will some some examples of that in the video.  Enjoy…

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  1. Marc Christy

    Nice video. I love the sow mo replays. Question for you, what kind of soil do you use with your plants? I seem to always, over time, loose any plants I put in my soft water tanks. Is there any particular plants you use more? Or a specific soil you use in your pots?

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