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Location : NSW australia
Registration date : 2009-01-25

PostSubject: Pseudotropheus elongatus   Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:43 am

Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus elongatus

Pronunciation: s-d-tr-f-s -lng-gt-s

Geo. Origin: Likoma Island, Malawi

Habitat: Sediment-Rich Rocky Habitat

Diet: Omnivore

Gender Differences: Dimorphic

Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder

Temperament: Highly Aggressive

Conspecific Temperament: Highly Aggressive

Maximum Size: 5"

Temperature: 78 - 82°F

pH: 7.8 - 8.6

Water Hardness: Hard

Difficulty: 3
In general, males have a dark brown to black ground color with 7-8 blue vertical bars of variable width. Two blue bars on forehead. Pelvics black with a white edge. But due to the wide spread occurance of the species, different patterns can be found. Females are grey/brown. It gets its name from the relative long body.

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