Slender Buffalo Head Cichlid (Steatocranus tinanti)

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Remarks: Slender Buffalo Heads (Steatocranus tinanti) are smaller and more elongate compared to their popular cousins, S. casuarius. Males reach close to 6", while females typically stop growing around 4". Like the goby cichlids of Lake Tanganyika, they have a reduced swim bladder and modified pelvic fins that allow them to scoot along the substrate and hold on during periods of high flow in their native Congo River. They appreciate rock piles that form nooks and crannies, which males will vigorously protect. When pairs are formed, both fish help in rearing fry.

Scientific Name: Steatocranus tinanti

Common Name: Slender Buffalo Head Cichlid

Max Size: 5"

pH: 6.0-7.5

Hardness: Moderate

Temperature: 72-82°

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

Region of Origin: West Africa

Captive Bred or Wild: F1

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: West African cichlids, catfish, larger schooling fish.

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