Tropheus moorii Boulenger, 1898
Blunthead cichlid
Tropheus moorii
photo by Hagblom, F.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  14.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 10 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 8 - 9; dH range: 9 - 19
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults are solitary (Ref. 86760). Feed on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter (Ref. 7020). Females brood their young in the mouth (Ref. 86760). Aquarium keeping: feed on epiphyton; many females for one male; minimum aquarium size 150 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 05.03.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 02.08.94

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