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Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus


Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus
Red Horse Face Cichlid
红马面豹
In the aquarium, most predatory species can be intolerant of company, though it is not typically highly aggressive to fish of a similar size. The species displays some territorial behaviour but this is manageable provided suitable housing and stocking is provided.Ideal Malawi tank mates include true Nimbochromines, Malawi eye-biters and other larger predatory haps. Larger mbuna can be included, however, a network of hiding places should be provided to ensure their safety. If mbuna are absent, plants (such as Java fern) are tolerated -- if treated a bit roughly. The aquarium should include open water, ideal layouts have deep rock piles at one end of a long aquarium, or at the back (leaving the foreground open) of relatively deep aquariums. Being a large species that grows to 30cm (12 in.) aquarium size must be sensible to meet swimming requirements. Aquaria that are too small may result in more aggression.

它们的身体上具有Nimbochromis属当中比较特殊的条纹。现在很多学者认为这个鱼本来不应划分到Nimbochromis属中。如果考虑它们的纵条纹花纹等特征的话,这个鱼应该属于Tyrannochromis属。但是目前绝大多数人都把红马面分类为Nimbochromis属。所以本介绍也把红马面作为Nimbochromis属慈鲷来介绍。
红马面雄鱼颜色非常美丽,雌鱼一直保持褐色的迷彩斑纹。习性凶暴,霸气十足,素有“马湖之王”的称号。在原产地主要分布于马拉维湖南部水域。他们在繁殖时期极其凶暴。最好是1条红马面雄鱼和2条以上雌鱼一起混养比较好。有时候一条红马面雄鱼会占据鱼缸的一半以上作为他的势力范围,非常的夸张。最好的混养对象是Mbuna类成鱼(非洲王子,花小丑等等)。另外现在这种鱼的野生个体的数量是非常稀少。现在鱼商在他们的野生繁育地马拉维湖南部几乎采集不到红马面了。因此,市面上流通的红马面几乎全部是人工繁殖种,看到野生个体的机会少之又少。红马面雄鱼发色比较早,差不多在8厘米的时候开始发色。精神、饲料、水质管理都比较好的话,这种鱼的成长非常的快,一年差不多成长12厘米左右
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