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Pseudotropheus demasoni



Picture of Pseudotropheus demasoni Picture of Pseudotropheus demasoni, with young in background
Photos © Sean Evans

Common name:
Scientific name:Pseudotropheus demasoni
Synonyms:(none)
Size:3" (7.5cm)
Origin:Lake Malawi, East Africa
Tank setup:A medium-large tank (3ft/92cm plus) with many rock caves.
Compatibility:Combine with other mbuna species, quite aggressive.
Temperature:23-28oC (73-82oF)
Water chemistry:Hard and alkaline: pH 7.6-8.6 ; GH 7 plus ; KH 10-12 ideally, but at least 5-6.
Feeding:Feeds on aufwuchs and algae - include a vegetable component in the diet.
Sexing:Colouration of males and females is identical. Males are normally bolder.
Breeding:Mouthbrooder
Comments: This species can be quite aggressive for its size, particularly towards conspecifics (i.e. others of its own species), or similar coloured species.

See also the Malawi mbuna section for more detailed info on keeping and breeding the Malawi mbuna cichlids.

 

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