bam Demanding level

Kansombo, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania

Sponsored by

Tanzania, Mkombe, Kabwe

A biotope aquarium dedicated to the maintenance of Cyphotilapias gibberosa var. ‘Kansombo’.
The tank for this specialty must be large, and with low light. I added some rocks collected from nature, and fine sand. The aquarium is characterized by low current and low luminosity.

I tried to recreate the best possible conditions, as close to nature as possible, for this incredible group of Cyphotilapias.

Submitted by
Tiago Rocha
Approved by
Ad Konings & Stefano Valdesalici
GPS
-6.9409719, 30.5370560
Geographical region
Eastern Africa
Drainage Basin
Lake Tanganyika
River catchment
Water body type
Lake
Water body name
Tanganyika
Water body part
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Lake
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Mixed water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
No
Water temperature
24 °C
Water flow/curent

Chemical parameters

pH
8
Conductivity
GH
11 mg/l
KH
17 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
February 2021
Aquarium decoration

Rocks and Sand. The goal is to have enough rocks for the fish to feel safe and look for a refuge. They like to dig big caves where to hide.

Aquarium equipment

Filter: SUMP ( Jecob 5500L/H)
Heater: 2xEheim 300w
Lightning: LEDs dimmable

Fish care

Fish: Cyphotilapia gibberosa var. ‘Kansombo’ and Gnathochromis permaxillaris var. ‘Zambia’.

Daily food. Every day, observe the fish and their behavior to see if they are doing well.

Plant care
Water care

Weekly water changes and medication of Ammonia and Nitrate values.

Dimensions

Length
220 cm
Depth
60 cm
High
70 cm
Volume
920 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
White
Pebble/Gravel
Stone
Black
Stone form
Irregular
Silt/Mud
Leaves
Driftwood
Submerged terrestrial vegetation