Pseudotropheus socolofi

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length : 12 cm - 5"
Min. length aquarium : 120 cm - 50"
English names : Eduard's Mbuna, Pindani, Powder Blue Cichlid, Socolof's Mbuna
Rather peaceful fish that can be kept together with other fishes that are not very aggressive.  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.  Some plants can be used as decoration as well.  A territory is made.

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

Breeding is rather easy.  20-50 eggs are laid on a stone.  Immediately after that the female takes the eggs in her mouth.  They are fertilized by the male using the dummy egg method.  After 3 weeks the young fishes leave the mouth of the mother and they have to care for them selves.  You can raise them with bay brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Kevin Bauman

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