Cichlid Community – Aggressive cichlid
The Tropheus Cichlid from Lake Tanganyika. The Tropheus moorii Ikola is absolutely stunning goes through an outstanding colour transformation as it grows. Watching this fish change from its juvenile to adult colouring is really amazing. They are a beautiful bold yellow and black colouration which really does stand out amungst the rocky substrate.
Tropheus cichlids are relatively hardy as long as diligent attention is paid to maintaining their environment and diet.
Species – Tropheus Moorii
Current Size – 4-5cm
Adult Length – 12cm
Temperature Range – 23 - 28°C
pH Range – 7.5 – 8.5
Special Requirements - All African Cichlids are territorial to other males. The more rocks and hiding places they have the better. The Tropheus species are very susceptible to African Bloat, also called Malawi Bloat. There seems to be no explainable rationale as to its cause.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – The White Spotted Cichlid is said to be less aggressive than their cousins, but this can vary depending on the personalities of individual fish. They may be kept in a larger aquarium with other herbivorous rock dwelling African cichlids along with some Synodontis catfish species.
Feeding – This cichlid is an omnivore. Their diet should consist of vegetable matter. An all purpose, high quality cichlid formula can be used as a basic diet. Including vegetable supplements to their diet will help with overall health.
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.