Buffalo Head Cichlid

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Latin name: (Steatocranus casuarius)

Care Level





Black, Blue, Tan



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons



The Buffalo Head Cichlid is an ideal fish for a home aquarium, as it requires only a 30 gallon tank and minimal maintenance. The ideal pH for this fish is 7.0, and they will do well in a wide range of pH levels. Additionally, these cichlids need plenty of rocks and hardy plants for territory and breeding, further making them easy to care for. With the right setup, these passive fish will thrive in any home aquarium. Moreover, they are a great addition to any fish tank due to their hardy nature and impressive size.

The Buffalo Head Cichlid is an excellent species to keep and care for. With proper attention and dedication, these Cichlids can be kept in an aquarium for many years. The Buffalo Head Cichlid is a hardy species that will thrive in a wide range of water conditions. Additionally, they can adapt to almost any type of aquarium setup. With the proper environment, a successful breeding should follow.

Buffalo Head Cichlids are omnivorous fish that require a varied diet to ensure they are getting the nutrients they need to thrive. Feed them a variety of both meaty and vegetable-based foods as well as frozen brine and mysis shrimp. A quality flake and tablet food containing vegetable matter should be their staple.

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