Also known as African Blockhead. Both male and female have a pronounced fatty lump on their forehead, with the male's being significantly larger. They are blue-gray in color, and spend most all of their time on the bottom of the tank, much like a Goby.
Often they mate for life. If one of the pair dies, the surviving buffalo head will not take on a replacement.
Common Name: Buffalohead cichlid
Scientific Name: Steatocranus casuarius
|Temperature||pH Range||Hardness (dH)||Max. Size||Min. Tank Size||Swim Area|
|75F - 82F||6.5 - 7.0||Up to 18dH||4 inches||55 gallons||Bottom|
Additional Diet Information:
Live, frozen, flake, and pellets
Males are longer and have a larger hump.
They generally lay between 20 and 60 eggs. Both parents care for the fry, and the male will become territorial during this time.
- Might eat smaller fish