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Demasoni Cichlid – Pseudotropheus Demasoni


Common name: Demasoni Cichlid

Scientific name: Pseudotropheus Demasoni

Average Adult Fish Size: 10cm / 4 Inches

Place of Origin: Lake Malawi

Typical Tank setup: Rocky Malawi tank

Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 120 Litres

Compatibility: Combine with other mbuna species, mildly aggresive

Temperature: 23-28 Deg C / 73-82 Deg F

Water chemistry:  pH 7.6-8.6

Feeding: Small crustaceans and insect larvae, will accept most aquarium foods. More omnivorous than many mbuna, but the diet should still include a vegetable component.

Sexing: The male of this species has dark blue or black vertical stripes with alternating lighter stripes of light blue to white. The male Demasoni Cichlid also displays the typical spots on the anal fin, and is considerably larger than the female. The female of this species is not as brilliantly coloured, and lacks the spots on the anal fin.

Breeding: Mouthbrooder. There is no defined territory for spawning.

Additional Information: One of the most commonly kept and easily recognized of the Malawi mbuna. This species is mildly verly aggressive, and should mix well with other low to medium aggression mbuna, or even smaller ‘haps’ in large enough tanks.