Tropheus duboisi

Common Names: Duboisi
Duboisi Cichlid
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Africa
Main Ecosystem: Rift Lake; Rift Lake
Temperament: Aggressive; Aggressive
Diet: Herbivore; Extreme care should be taken when feeding Tropheus duboisi . Tropheus duboisi should be kept on an almost vegetable only diet. If given a diet with large amounts of protein, they certainly will have problems, ranging from bloat to death. Any good quality flake or pallet food made from vegetable matter is fine. Spirulina is an excellent choice.
Care: Duboisi should be cared for in an fairy large aquarium. These fish like to live in large groups and thus need plenty of space. A lot of rockwork with many hiding spots provides the best habitat for these fish.
7.5 - 9.5
23°C - 27°C
73°F - 81°F
12 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 13cm (5.1")
Female: 13cm (5.1")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: The only sure way to sex duboisi is by venting, however, there are a few minor characteristics that may set them apart. Males tend to grow larger and mature faster than females.
Breeding: Duboisi are mouthbrooders, where the mother typicall takes care of the 15 to 20 eggs and fry. The mother will hold the fry and protect them for about 3 to 4. During this time, the male may attack the female.
Comments: Duboisi are most recognized by their juvenile coloration; dark black with bright white spots over the whole body.
Main Colours: Black, Yellow, Blue
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: Racso
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