Pseudotropheus flavus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length : 9 cm - 3.5"
Min. length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
English name : Dinghani
Because this fish is rather aggressive to species of their own kind it is wise to keep 1 male together with at least 3 females.  The aquarium should be set up on the sides and background with a lot of rocks that form caves and crevices. The rocks should be firmly anchored.  A sandy substrate is appreciated.  A territory is made.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is rather easy.  Up to 30 eggs are laid.  Immediately after that the female takes the eggs in her mouth.  This often happens before the male has the opportunity to fertilize them.

Photo Credit
Visser Cichlids

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