วันจันทร์ที่ 25 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2556

Fish Data : Trewavas Cichlid



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   A Cichlid with a similar body shape to Fuelleborn's Cichlid. The body is elongated and the anal and dorsal fins are pointed. Male specimen are usually similar in color and pattern. They are blue with dark bands, and have yellow to red to brown anal, caudal, and dorsal fins. On the other hand, females range in color from: speckled in a number of colors, the coloring of male fish, to marbled orange. The lower jaw is under-slung for rasping algae off of rocks.Their similar species are Zebra Cichlid ( Pseudotropheus zebra), Kennyi ( Pseudotropheus lombardoi), Fuelleborn's Cichlid (Labeotropheus fuelleborni )

   Feeder can keep them in tank size about 45 - 55 gallons , pH 7.0-8.5 (8.1), 10-30 dH (18), 72-82 F ( or 22-28 C) 

   These Cichlid is an An aggressive and territorial fish that should only be combined with other Mbunas. Males are especially aggressive and should be kept with several females.The male has obvious yellow egg-spots on his anal fin, while the female has small ones or none at all., These Cichlid is not difficult to breed.

   Feeder can feed them with many small live foods exp. Algae; flake; live; snails, bloodworms, mosquito larvae, microorganisms, crustaceans, snails, Tubifex ; pellets; tablets; plant matter; vegetables; peas, lettuce, spinach; fruit.etc. The color of this fish may fade if not fed sufficient vegetable foods.

   Their life span is about 6 - 10 year depend of good environment and proper care for them.

Other Informations :

Suitable for Nano Tank: No
Substrate Type: Sand/Gravel Mix
Lighting Needs: Moderate - normal lighting
(28° C) can be done to fit the needs of the aquarist.
Brackish: Sometimes - Salt is not found in their natural environment, but they do have a slight tolerance, keep levels below 10% - a specific gravity of less than 1.0002.
Water Movement: Moderate
Water Region: Middle - These fish will swim in the middle and bottom areas of the aquarium.
Other name of this fish : Scrapermouth Mbuna, Redtop Cichlid, Red-finned Cichlid, Redtop Mbuna



Credits :

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/stats/African/stats_afcichlids_Labeotropheus_trewavasae.html

http://fish.mongabay.com/species/Labeotropheus_trewavasae.html

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/cichlid/TrewavasCichlid.php

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/labeotropheus-trewavasae/



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