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Pseudotropheus saulosi

Picture of Pseudotropheus saulosi
Juvenile/female colouration

Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics
© Sean Evans

Common name:
Scientific name:Pseudotropheus saulosi
Size:3" (7.5cm)
Origin:Lake Malawi, East Africa
Tank setup:Typical mbuna tank with many rock caves.
Compatibility:Combine with smaller and less aggressive mbuna species.
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 algae and the small organisms within it. Provide a varied diet which includes a vegetable component, such as veggie/spirulina based flake.
Sexing:Juveniles of this species are a solid bright yellow. At around 1.5-2" (5cm), males turn darker, with blue vertical stripes (much like Ps. demasoni).
Breeding:Mouthbrooder, breeding males will defend a territory. See general article linked below.
Comments: This striking little mbuna shows clear differences between the sexes once the fish reach around 2"/5cm, and is one of the less aggressive mbuna. It is therefore suited to smaller Malawi setups, with other similarly less aggressive species.

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


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