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

PostSubject: Tropheus moorii (Kasanga)   Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:52 am

Scientific Name: Tropheus moorii (Kasanga)

Pronunciation: tr-f-s mr-

Common Name(s): Red Rainbow

Habitat: Shallow Precipitous Rocky Habitat

Diet: Herbivore

Gender Differences: Monomorphic

Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder

Temperament: Mildly Aggressive

Conspecific Temperament: Highly Aggressive

Maximum Size: 5"

Temperature: 77 - 79°F

pH: 8.6

Water Hardness: Very Hard

Difficulty: 4
The T. moori from Kasanga has a predominantly red dorsal. However, some fish in the population may show a blue dorsal. It is the opinion of author Ad Konings that these blue dorsal fish are only individual variation and should not be recognized as a different population. Tropheus are very popular in the aquarium among hobbyists. How to best keep these fishes causes much debate among hobbyists. Their highly aggressive conspecific behavior and their tendency to catch "bloat" make them a real challenge. All Tropheus species are algae browsers in the wild and therefore their diet should consist mostly of (but not all!) vegetable matter. Since they are highly aggressive to conspecifics, so it is advisable to keep groups of at least a dozen or more in order to spread out aggression. Their wide variety of available colors and their enthusiasm at feeding time makes them a favorite, despite their challenges. Please use the article drop-down above to find out more in our "Tropheus Corner".

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