Species – Dwarf Copper Mouth-Brooder - Pseudocrenilabrus / philander dispersus
Current Size – 4cm – 5cm
Adult Length – 8cm
Temperature Range – 22 - 25°C
pH Range – 6.5 – 7.5
Water Hardness – 5 – 12 °H
Special Requirements - The tank should contain plenty of hiding places. Clay pot caves, roots and pieces of driftwood can all be used. Plants are not essential but the fish will appreciate the additional cover.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – Can be aggressive towards other species inhabiting the lower reaches of the aquarium. If you wish to keep it with other dwarf cichlids, catfish, loaches etc. you will need a large tank. In smaller aquaria, good tankmates include larger African tetras, rainbowfish and surface dwelling species such as hatchetfish.
Ideal Number to Keep – Male fish are very aggressive towards one another and only one should be kept and maintained in a harem situation with several females. If more than a single male is kept, only one dominant fish is likely to form a territory and spawn with the available females unless the tank is very large.
Feeding – Will accept most foods. A good quality cichlid pellet can be fed as staple, but ensure the diet is varied with regular feedings of live and frozen foods.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.