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Spotted Dubossi Cichlid 珍珠蝴蝶 1"

RM 13.00

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Temperature: 73-81°F (23-27°C)

pH: 8.0-9.5

Hardness: 8-25°H

The Spotted/Tropheus Dubossi Cichlid originates from the rocky coastal waters of Northern Lake Tanganyika, Africa. They are a beautiful species and are completely black as a juvenile with many white spots.

As they mature, the spots fade and their head takes on a blue coloration. This variety of Spotted/Tropheus Dubossi Cichlid develops a wide yellow band just behind the pectoral fins. Like other species in the Tropheus genus, they are extremely aggressive towards their own kind, and should be housed in large groups of 6 or more.

They are a very personable fish that do best in a species specific aquarium. The Spotted/Tropheus Dubossi Cichlid should be maintained in an aquarium of at least 200 litres, in a large number of the same species, or with other smaller semi-aggressive Tanganyikan or Malawian cichlids.

Incorporate plenty of rocks and African driftwood in order to build caves. Provide a sandy bottom of aragonite to maintain the necessary high pH and alkalinity.

The Spotted/Tropheus Dubossi Cichlid is a mouth brooder, and breeding is more difficult than most of the cichlids. This is a very slow growing species which may take a few years to reach sexual maturity.

At that time, the males are typically larger than the females, and have a more turned up nose. To increase the chance of spawning, house 5 or 6 females with one male. Provide a number of caves for the pair to choose from, and to reduce aggression.

Incubation occurs in about 28 days. Feed the fry finely crushed flake food for the first few months until they become interested in lettuce or seaweed.

Their diet should be high in vegetable matter. Offer dried seaweed or romaine lettuce on a feeding clip daily, and supplement their diet with a quality vegetable based flake or pellet food.



它们是一种非常风度翩翩的鱼,在物种特定的水族箱中表现最佳。 珍珠蝴蝶应保存在至少200升的水族箱中,在大量相同的物种中,或与其他较小的半侵略性Tanganyikan或马拉维慈鲷保持一致。





他们的饮食应该是植物性的高。每天在喂食夹上提供干海藻或生菜,并用优质蔬菜片或颗粒食物补充其饮食。(中文: 英语翻译成中文)

*Note 备注: Due to maturity and growing up period, colors of products may appear different to those shown on the site. 由于成熟和成长期, 产品的颜色可能与网站上显示的颜色不同.