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Pseudotropheus acei

Picture of Pseudotropheus acei Picture of Pseudotropheus acei

Photos taken at Wharf Aquatics
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Common name:Yellow-tailed acei
Scientific name:Pseudotropheus acei
Size:4" (10cm)
Origin:Lake Malawi, East Africa
Tank setup:A few rock caves and a sandy substrate. Well pre-soaked bogwood can be included, as long as the water is sufficiently buffered.
Compatibility:A moderately aggressive species, combine with similar Malawi mbuna.
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:Omnivore: feed flake, granular and frozen foods, include a vegetable component.
Sexing:Males and females have almost identical colouration, adult males will generally have brighter colours.
Breeding:Mouthbrooder, see general article linked below.
Comments: There is another colour variation of this fish, commonly known as the white-tailed acei or Pseudotropheus acei "Ngara".

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


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