Above: In this picture a young premium quality mature Male Tanganyika Enantiopus Kilesa.
Origin: The ancestors of this Enantiopus Kilesa lived in Lake Tanganyika. But now they live in aquariums all over the world.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, males are able to grow to be about 6" long, including their tails, and females to about 4" long, which is a nice big size for aquariums of 80-gallons and greater.
Behaviors: Male Enantiopus Kilesa usually quarrel among themselves but are usually not too aggressive.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include other smallish species from Lake Tanganyika and smallish Synodontis Catfish, but not Tropheus, which are too aggressive.
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Most of the water in the US has a lower pH and is not as hard, so hobbyists often add special salts to the water for these fish.
So you must be very careful not to feed more food than will be eater. This species sifts through the gravel searching for bits of food, and in this way helps keep the gravel clean.
However it's good to use a gravel washer to regularly clean the gravel.
Better is a 120, 150, or 200-gallon aquarium with as many Penguin 350B Filters as will fit across the back.
Whatever the genus, this species has not yet been named. Kilesa is a smallish region on the western side of Lake Tanganyika, where this fish's ancestors were collected.
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