Altolamprologus calvus " Black Calvus"

Altolamprologus calvus " Black Calvus"

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Black Calvus Cichlids for Sale

General Background

Black Calvus Cichlid are a unique African Cichlid that originates from Lake Tanganyika.  This species is known for their unique body shape and striking color pattern of white and black. Black Calvus Cichlids, while a Lake Tanganyika Cichlid, are not know for their aggression like some other species are. They are considered semi-aggressive to docile but do prefer to be in same-species aquariums. 

Black Calvus Cichlids prefer to have an aquarium set up that provides plenty of hiding places. They can have live or artificial plants in their tank but there is the possibility of them tearing up the plants. Black Calvus Cichlids do enjoy being in small schools of the same species and thrive in this environment. While it is tempting to put other cichlids with them, they are happier in schools of the same species. 

Tankmates 

Black Calvus Cichlids are best in an aquariums with only other Black Calvus Cichlids. Like most other Lake Tanganyika Cichlids, they are best in same-species aquariums that provide plenty of swimming and hiding places. 

Feeds 

Like most African Cichlids, Black Calvus Cichlids are omnivores. While they can and will eat both plants and small animals, they should have a higher portion of vegetation in their diet. Spirulina flake or a specially formulated African Cichlid pellet is sufficient for these cichlids. 

FAQ's

How big do Black Calvus Cichlids get? Black Calvus Cichlids will grow to be about 5" in length at full maturity. 

Are Black Calvus Cichlids aggressive? Black Calvus Cichlids are not known to be as aggressive as other African Cichlids but it is still recommended to keep them in same-species aquariums. 

Stats

Scientific Name: Altomprologus calvus

Origin: Lake Tangyanika 

Size: ~5"

Diet: Omnivores 

Breeding: Mouthbrooders

Temperament: Docile to Semi-aggressive

DOA Policy

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 but  shipping 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.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We ship fish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping and ensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensure they 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 the continental United States. 

FAQ

"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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