Pseudotropheus fainzilberi, Staeck, 1976
Origin: Lake Malawi, in the vicinty of Makonde village at the north-coast.
First European import: Germany, 1976 by Dr. W. Staeck who also described the fish.
Description: See picture
Care:An aggressiv species, suitable for a mixed Malawi aquarium or a species tank. Always keep several females to a single male. Provide the fish with lots of rocks and hiding places and create territoria with hardy plants or otherwise, else the whole aquarium may be considered as territorium, and constant fighting will occur. Waterconditions medium hard to hard water, (slightly) alkaline, pH 7.5-9, well filtered and oxygen rich.
Feeding: Omnivorous, all food is accepted. Some plant matter should be given as a suppplement food occasionally.
Size:Up to 13 cm
Breeding: Easy, The male will mate with any ripe female, which then mouthbroods the eggs, and cares for the fry another week after they are released.
Sexual dimorphism: Males are more colorfull, and has more clearly visible false egg spots on the anal fin
Picture references:Picture 1: E. Naus
References:Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1982): Aquarien Atlas I. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.(click on the link to buy this book)
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