But now they live in aquariums all over the world. Demasoni cichlid tank mates.
No self respecting malawi cichlid keeper should ignore pseudotropheus demasoni.
Demasoni cichlid female. 5 years likely longer origin habitat. Dwarf mbuna care level. Pseudotropheus demasoni place of origin.
The demasoni cichlid is a highly aggressive fish. There are several species of mbunas for sale in this store. It can only be kept with other demasoni cichlids.
73 f 80 f 23 c 27 c lifespan. Males and females are colourful it s one of the smallest mbuna and can be mixed with other mbuna for a riot of colour. I d like to stock them exclusively but i know that there should only be 1 or 2 males with the rest obviously being female.
Soon i will be giving away everything but my demasoni. Aggressive especially towards other males of the same species. I currently have 6 demasoni in my 56 gallon column along with other types of cichlids.
2 3 temperament. Demasoni are mbunas which is a large family of cichlid fish that originally lived only in lake malawi in east africa. Since there isn t much difference between the males and the females differentiation or gender identification becomes very difficult.
Demsoni cichlid pseudotropheus demasoni is a species that is found only in lake malawi of africa these fish have unique alternating dark almost black and light blue sometimes white stripes on their bodies. Pseudotropheus demasoni common names. The tanks where multiple cichlids reside need to have various rock formations.
This species is a relatively new addition to aquariums being introduced in 1994. 2 5 inches 6 3 cm water parameters. Lake malawi found at pombo and ndumbi reefs in tanzania in 3 to 4 meters of water.
Easy to keep and a good beginner s cichlid. It should not be kept with other species of fish. So if you want to keep them but all you have is a tank smaller than 40 gallons or 150 litres be sure that only one male is in there.
It was first described and brought into the hobby in 1994 by ad konings and was named after his good friend laif demason. Ph 7 4 8 4 dh range. It is not grouped in the category of community fish for this reason.
As malawis go these little gems should belong in every collection says jeremy gay. Lake malawi adult size. So i d like to know how to determine the sex.
The demanson s cichlid pseudotropheus demasoni is an extremely sharp looking african cichlid. 7 30 temperature. These fish may be small but make up for it with their striking coloring and what one could call spunk.
Why go for pseudotropheus demasoni. Pseudotropheus demasoni is a challenge for every cichlid lover but the difficulty in separating the males from the females and the extreme aggression between them and other species could easily end in a disaster. It comes from lake malawi and is a more recent addition to the aquarium hobby.
These are fabulous fish with vibrant colors and patterns.