Species Video: Lake Natron

Alcolapia alcalicus


Alcolapia alcalicus... the "Soda Cichlid", hails from Lake Natron in Tanzania. The lake is a soda lake (calcium carbonate) with hot springs... it takes time to acclimate them to 'normal' aquarium conditions, but they appreciate a very warm tank (around 90 degrees, give or take) and very hard, alkaline water. This fish is endangered in the wild, and rare in captivity.


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