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Duboisi Cichlid - Tropheus duboisi

Species name: Tropheus duboisi

Synonym: Tropheus duboisi

Common name: Duboisi Cichlid

Family: Cichlidae

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 13 cm / 5 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Africa. Lake Tanganyika

Temperament: Aggressive

Company: Tropheus duboisi (Duboisi Cichlid) can be kept with other Lake Tanganyika cichlids with similar demands.

Water parameters: Temperature 23-27°C / 73-81°F; pH 7.5 – 9.5

Aquarium setup: Tropheus duboisi (Duboisi Cichlid) is best kept in groups in large aquariums. The aquarium shoulc be decorated using a lot of rocks that creates a lot of hiding places and tunnels. Leave a lot of space open to give the fish room to swim.

Feeding: This species is best feed a vegetable diet. They accept vegetable pellets.

Breeding: Duboisi Cichlids are mouthbrooders. The female lays up to 20 eggs that are fertilized by the male. The female then takes the eggs in her mouth where she keeps them until the fry is a few days old. Isolate brooding females for better breeding results. Try to keep the isolation as short as possible or the female will risk loosing her position in the group. You can read more about breeding Tropheus duboisi (Duboisi Cichlid) in our articles section.

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