This species is a relatively new addition to aquariums being introduced in 1994. Lake malawi adult size.
It is rarely seen in open water.
Pseudotropheus demasoni. It occurs around pombo rocks off the tanzanian coast. The color of both sexes is dark blue with black vertical stripes with alternating lighter stripes of light blue to white. 2 3 temperament.
It inhabits only one rocky area often in shallow water around the tops of the rocks. 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. Demasoni cichlid pseudotropheus demasoni also known as dwarf mbuna was first discovered in 1994 by ad konings.
Its scientific name is pseudotropheus demasoni. Pseudotropheus demasoni place of origin. Pseudotropheus benetos bowers stauffer 1997 pseudotropheus brevis trewavas 1935 pseudotropheus crabro ribbink d.
Pseudotropheus elegans trewavas 1935. It is an african cichlid and was named after ad konings friend laifdemason. Lewis 1982 pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos bowers stauffer 1997 pseudotropheus cyaneus stauffer 1988.
Aggressive especially towards other males of the same species. Endemic to lake malawi. This species can potentially reach a maximum length of 10 centimetres 3 9 in sl it is now commonly found in the aquarium trade.
It is also referred by other names such as midnight demasoni and the dwarf mbuna. Pseudotropheus ater stauffer 1988. 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.
Pseudotropheus demasoni is a species of cichlid endemic to lake malawi where it is only known from the pombo rocks in tanzanian waters. These fish may be small but make up for it with their striking coloring and what one could call spunk. Pseudotropheus demasoni konings 1994.
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