lombardoi, n, 19
Origin: Afrika, Lake Malawi. Here the fish occur at depths of 6-30 meters in sediment rich areas
Etymology: Named after John Lombardo, a fish importer.
Synonyms:Pseudotropheus lilancinius, Pseudotropheus kennyi, Pseudotropheus kenyi
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes Family: Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Ancistrinae
First European import:cr
Description:described to be a li*&*&*&*&*&*v
Care: Like all Malawi cichlids they should be kept in hard water, over 10 DH (max 20) and alkaline pH. Frequent waterchanges with pre-treated water and large, well filtered tanks. Provide the fish with large stones like in their natural habitat, and create smaller and larger holes. Even for Malawi cichlids this fish is very aggressive.
Feeding: Omnivorous, but requires a special Malawi Cichlid diet(High in fiber/vegetables).
Size:Up to 13 cm.
Breeding: Maternal mouthbreeder, easy to breed.
Sexual dimorphism: Females(and juveniles) blue, males bright yellow with eggs spot.
Additional: Fish in the pictures may be misidentified, please leave a comment!
Picture references: Both pics E. Naus
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