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Tropheus duboisi





 Tropheus duboisi (White Spotted Cichlid) - juveniles


Tropheus duboisi (as all Tropheus) are endemic to Lake Tanganyika. They are usually found over rocky habitats at depths ranging from 3 to 15 meters. This gives the general outlines for the aquascaping of their tank. Lots of rocks with many hiding places and a strong lighting of the tank to encourage algae growth - the main food source for it. Unlike Lake Malawi Pseudotropheus species there is no sexual dichromatism between the two sexes. The fish is territorial and aggressive towards conspecifics although not against other species. It will not form schools but rather swim in pairs. As with all Tanganyikan species it needs an alkaline water (pH 8.5-9.0) and a GH of 10-12. The fish is a female mouthbrooder and a specialized feeder which needs foods containing vegetable matter. Animal foods should be avoided. Will reach a maximum size of 12 cm (females a bit smaller) and needs a moderate tank size (about 100 liters for a male with two females).

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