Tropheus duboisi Marlier, 1959
Tropheus duboisi
photo by Calypso Photolibrary

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 8.5 - 9; dH range: 10 - 12,
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, patchy distribution in the northern part of the lake (Ref. 6770, 46829, 97323).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Prefers the upper rocky habitat where it feeds on the algae attached to the rocks (Ref. 7343, 46829). Occurs to a depth of 30 m; maternal mouthbrooder; females guard their offspring for a few days after releasing them for first time (Ref. 46829). Aquarium keeping: many females for one male; minimum aquarium size 150 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 (D2) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 05.03.94
Modified by: Geelhand, Dimitri - 12.08.13
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.08.94

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