Also known as the Malawi Eye-Biter or the African Cichlid Albino, the Albino Compressiceps has a colorful, distinct look visible even on 2-inch fishes—a cream body with bold pink hues and red eyes.
Known by the scientific name of Nimbochromis compressiceps var., the Albino Compressiceps has its origins in Africa’s enormous freshwater Lake Malawi, bordering Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania.
This fish species has a lifespan of 7 to 10 years and ships as juveniles from 1.5 to 3 inches. Adult fish grow up to 10 inches long. The minimum recommended tank size is 125 gallons with 7.6 to 8.8 pH conditions and water temperature ranging from 730F to 860F. It also thrives in water hardness of 50 to 180.
Known to create a matriarchal family, these fish are mouth-brooders. Males tend to be aggressive towards the females during spawning. You can keep one male with multiple female members in your Albino Compressiceps family.
These fish love to lay eggs on a slate or flat stone. Aquarists should ensure that the breeding site is far from strong water flow sources because the males fertilize the eggs externally. Be sure to remove the male from the tank after the fry have been released.
The Compressiceps fish are highly aggressive and predatory. Therefore, they will readily kill smaller fish. Although they can get along well with Barbs, other African Cichlids, Loaches, Eels, Plecostomus, Sharks, Oscars, and crabs or shrimps, they thrive with plants around.
African Cichlids are omnivores that thrive on small bony fish as a significant part of their diet. They kill and consume small fish (0.5 inches or smaller) that are present in their vicinity. Avoid live feeder fish since they make Cichlids become more aggressive.
The best feeds for your Albino Compressiceps include prawns, silversides, mussels, lance fish, cockles, shrimp, shellfish, and even green vegetables. Be aware that African Cichlids are susceptible to the lethalMalawi Bloat disease, which may be related to diet
The Malawi Eye-Biter does not eat beef heart. Live, flakes, and frozen foods are ideal for feeding your aquarium fish.
What is the scientific name of Albino Compressiceps?
The scientific name of the Albino Compressiceps is Nimbichromosis compressiceps.
What are the right water conditions for keeping Albino compressiceps fish happy in aquariums or water tanks?
The correct pH conditions for keeping the fish in a water tank include 7.6 to 8.8 pH and temperatures from 760 to 830F degrees.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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