The Tropheus species are a moderately deep bodied fish that seems to have a larger head in proportion to the body. The body narrows as it forms the tail and the caudal fin is fan shaped.
This Lake Tanganyika Cichlid is knows for it’s deepyellow bandon a black body. The black of it’s body can have a bluish sheen on older fish if the light hits them.
Like most Tropheus this is an herbivore, meaning they spend most of there day eating algae and other plant matter in lake Tanganyika. Feeding them a spirulina based food is a must with treats, we also like to feed romaine lettuce and spinach. They can handle the occasional meat based food, but feeding it too often will cause bloat, which Tropheus are susceptible to.
Tropheus are found in the rocky reef where there is a lot of light, this is way algae grows quickest. Replicating this will cause your Tropheus to adapt to your aquarium much more quickly.
Tropheus are highly aggressive to conspecific species, because of this it is advised to keep them in groups of 12 or more to spread the aggression out.
-Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between the availability of the actual livestock.
-And based on availability, your fish will be selected from an assortment of males and females, as we are not able to guarantee specific gender.