It is also referred by other names such as midnight demasoni and the dwarf mbuna. 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.
They are miniature versions of their mother and very cute.
Pseudotropheus demasoni female. Lake malawi found at pombo and ndumbi reefs in tanzania in 3 to 4 meters of water. She will not eat during this period and can be easily spotted. She ll brood them for about 3 weeks then release them in the aquarium.
Ph 7 4 8 4 dh range. 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. 73 f 80 f 23 c 27 c lifespan.
Demasoni and all mbunas are mouthbrooders. Pseudotropheus demasoni place of origin. Demasoni cichlid pseudotropheus demasoni also known as dwarf mbuna was first discovered in 1994 by ad konings.
It was first described and brought into the hobby in 1994 by ad konings and was named after his good friend laif demason. It is an african cichlid and was named after ad konings friend laifdemason. Its scientific name is pseudotropheus demasoni.
The female carries the eggs for around 3 weeks before releasing the free swimming fry. Aggressive especially towards other males of the same species. This species is a relatively new addition to aquariums being introduced in 1994.
Lake malawi adult size. These fish may be small but make up for it with their striking coloring and what one could call spunk. It comes from lake malawi and is a more recent addition to the aquarium hobby.
Most possibly all species of pseudotropheus will breed together if given the right environment. When a female is willing she will approach the spawning site and lay her eggs there allowing the male to fertilise them before taking them into her mouth. A female lays eggs a male fertilizes the eggs and the female picks up the eggs in her mouth.
2 5 inches 6 3 cm water parameters. 2 3 temperament. 7 30 temperature.
Dwarf mbuna care level. 5 years likely longer origin habitat. Easy to keep and a good beginner s cichlid.
The demanson s cichlid pseudotropheus demasoni is an extremely sharp looking african cichlid. Pseudotropheus demasoni common names. Eventually the female retrieves all of her eggs and incubates them in her mouth without eating for 2 4 weeks depending on the species and the particular fish after which the fry are released.
Pseudotropheus demasoni pombo rocks first encounter with my new female fish.