It was first described and brought into the hobby in 1994 by ad konings and was named after his good friend laif demason. Free swimming fry should be removed to their own tank for grow out and fed enriched brine shrimp daphnia etc.
Demasoni mbuna cichlid pictures.
Demasoni cichlid male or female. Click on each picture to see a bigger picture. Demasoni are monomorphic so males and females can not be discerned by color or size really. Males may fight with other male demasoni cichlids and will defend their turf from any would be trespassers.
Female will mouth brood for 14 to 20 days. Mbuna aggression epic african cichlid fight demasoni vs johanni 4k duration. This makes it harder to keep track of their genders when they are young.
I currently have 6 demasoni in my 56 gallon column along with other types of cichlids. Since there isn t much difference between the males and the females differentiation or gender identification becomes very difficult. Sometimes probably just by hierarchy and aggression the males are slightly larger and have slightly darker colors.
Ad konings introduced this beautiful fish to the hobby for the first time in 1994. Soon i will be giving away everything but my demasoni. Demasoni have much bolder colors than male saulosi.
So i d like to know how to determine the sex. Female african cichlids changing to male coloration duration. 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.
It comes from lake malawi and is a more recent addition to the aquarium hobby. Saulosi are dimorphic a very definite difference in color by the time they reach. When determining cichlid gender a fish s behavior can be an important factor.
The demanson s cichlid pseudotropheus demasoni is an extremely sharp looking african cichlid. This fish has been extensively bred. She ll brood them for about 3 weeks then release them in the aquarium.
Unless you intend to keep at least 12 individuals preferably 1 2 males and at least 10 females don t add that little fish in your tank. Male cichlids may exhibit flamboyant or even aggressive behavior particularly before spawning. 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.
A pair of fish attempting to spawn will swim together whereas a group of female fish tend to ignore the presence of other cichlids according to the fish channel. No matter its relatively small size final size about 6 8 cm this fish has a lot of temperament. A female lays eggs a male fertilizes the eggs and the female picks up the eggs in her mouth.
However as the male cichlid grows an egg spot becomes visible which can help spot the genders of the fish. Temperament behavior. The size and weight of both genders of a juvenile cichlid are the same.