Common name: Yellow Tail Acei
Scientific name: Pseudotropheus Acei
Average Adult Fish Size: 12cm / 4 Inches
Place of Origin: Lake Malawi
Typical Tank setup: Rocky Malawi tank
Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 160 Litres
Compatibility: Combine with other malawi mbuna species
Temperature: 23-28 Deg C / 73-82 Deg F
Water chemistry: pH 7.6-8.6
Feeding: Herbivore – feed green vegetables and flake/pellets with spirulina
Sexing: Males tend to be more brightly coloured
Breeding: Typical Mbuna mouthbrooders.
Additional Information: The Yellow Tail Acei is a very popular species due to its vibrant coloring. The body of the fish ranges from violet to deep blue. The fins of the fish are bright yellow. Acei are one of the few mbuna that eat algae off driftwood or sunken logs. Because of this, acei can often be found near underwater wood.
Croaking Gourami – Trichopsis vittatus
Large-eyed Mouthbrooder – Callochromis Macrops