Pseudotropheus crabro
79F
Explanation of the symbols

75F
Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length of the fish : 15 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Hornet Cichlid
If you want to keep this fish it is wise to keep one male together with several females.  The aquarium should be set up with a lot of rocks and stones that form caves and crevices because they need hiding places. Hard plants such as Vallisneria can be used as well for decoration.   You should leave enough free swimming space.  They hardly make a territory.  Because they are large eaters they produce a lot of waste, so you need a large filter.  It is necessary to change a large part of the water regularly.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  You should not give them too much food, because they can get digesting problems.

Breeding is rather easy.  20-6- eggs are laid and immediately after that taken in the mouth by the female.  The eggs are fertilized by the male using the dummy egg method.  After 20-24 days the young fishes leave the mouth of the mother for the first time.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp and fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit
Arie Hameeteman 

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