Tropheus DUBOISI 6cm
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Tropheus Duboise 6cm
Tropheus are one of among the most interesting and active of all African Cichlids. They are also unlike all other Lake Tanganyika cichlids. They can be highly aggressive, especially toward conspecifics, but this is not a given. Aggressiveness can be an individual trait among these fish, and it definitely is influenced in the aquarium by variables such as size, tank structure, and species mix.
The White Spotted Cichlid Tropheus duboisi goes through an outstanding color transformation as it grows. Watching this fish change from its juvenile to adult coloring is really awesome, with the adult looking like a totally different fish.
Hobbyists are often inspired to obtain Duboisi Cichlids because of their striking appearance when young. As juveniles, they are so adorable, being all black with white to bluish polka dots that seem to run in vertical rows. But as adults they are also very attractive. The adults have a bluish head, an overall dark slate to almost black body and fins, and a bold contrasting yellow band around their middle, hence the name Blue-Faced Duboisi Cichlid.
Aquarium groups of Tropheus are very impressive to even the casual observer because of their usually gorgeous appearance and their hyperactivity. They are voracious feeders which will let little food reach tank mates.
To help prevent harassment of weaker individuals, Tropheus are better kept in groups of five or more--depending upon size of the aquarium. Known for the gorgeous various coloured band on the back flank of both sexes and a red upper eye iris, the remainder of the body is dark black with a silver or bluish sheen depending on their mood.
- 1 x Tropheus Duboise 6cm
- Species - Tropheus Duboise
- Name - Tropheus White Spotted Duboise
- Mature Adult Size - 10-12cm
- Origin - Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania, East Africa, near the village of Ikola
- PH Range - 8.0-8.5
- Temperature Range 23°c - 27°c
- Water Type - Very Hard
- Breed Type - Maternal Mouth Brooder
- Size - 6cm
- Sex - Un sexed
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