Pseudotropheus elongatus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length : 13 cm - 5"
Min. length aquarium : 140 cm - 55"
English names : Elongate Mbuna, Slender Mbuna
Very aggressive fish to other species.  He needs a large territory that is made in the neighbourhood of caves that are formed by stones.  Some hard plants can be used for decoration as well.

They are omnivorous, but they prefer live food.  Algae are eaten as well.

They are mouthbreeders.  About 20 eggs are laid.  Immediately after that the female takes the eggs in her mouth.  They are fertilized by the male using the dummy egg method.  After 2 days the young leave the mouth of the mother but they stay in the territory where they have the protection of the parents. 

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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