Pseudotropheus socolofi

Common Names: Mbuna
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Lake Malawi, Africa.
Main Ecosystem: Rift Lake; Rift Lake
Temperament: Territorial; Semi-Agressive, mostly territorial. Needs lots of swimming space and rock caves and passageways for hiding. Best kept together with other Pseudotropheus and Melanochromis species.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed live, frozen or flake foods. Needs vegetation for health and coloring. Will eat live plants, except Java fern and Java moss.
7.5 - 8.5
24°C - 29°C
75°F - 84°F
12 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 6.5cm (2.6")
Female: 6.5cm (2.6")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Same coloration, difficult to tell. Sometimes, males have more egg spots on anal fin.
Breeding: Mouthbrooders, stock one male to several females. Spawn on flat rocks in seclusion, 25-30 days until fry are released. 8 weeks to sexual maturity.
Comments: More peaceful of cichlid genus, very interesting swimming habits and bright colouration. Also comes in albino colouration.
Main Colours: Blue
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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