Pseudotropheus saulosi

Common Names: Saulosi
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Taiwan Reef of Lake Malawi.
Main Ecosystem: Rift Lake; Rift Lake
Temperament: Aggressive; The Saulosi can get somewhat aggressive towards their own species but rarely cause any real damage.
Diet: Herbivore; Vegetables, flakes and vegetable based foods should make up most of the diet. Meaty foods can also be fed, but shouldn’t be fed too regularly. Do not overfeed, or it may result in bloat.
Care: A 50g+ (200litre+) tank is recommended. Plenty of rocks and caves should be provided for the Saulosi to retreat into when aggression rises. Rocks can be stacked up forming holes, caves and tunnels.
7.5 - 8.8
22°C - 28°C
72°F - 82°F
7 dH - 30 dH
Potential Size: Male: 9cm (3.5")
Female: 9cm (3.5")
Water Region: All; Saulosi can be seen in almost all water regions.
Activity: Diurnal; are most active during the day, and less so at night.
Gender: Both male and female Saulosi are born an attractive yellow. And as the male becomes sexually mature they change into a blue with bold dark blue vertical stripes.
Breeding: Maternal Mouth Brooders, and are easy to breed. Males can get aggressive during breeding so it's advised to keep ratios of 1 male to 3 females. It is also recommended when breeding to provide one cave for every female.
Comments: Saulosi are very attractive fish and are great for an mbuna tank.
Main Colours: Yellow, Blue
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
Search: Show similar species
Find compatible species
Image Credit: ©
Submitted By: PJ
History: View changes to this profile
Edit Profile: