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Yellow Tail Acei – Pseudotropheus Acei


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.