Share us: facebook bookmark google plus bookmark twitter bookmark stumbleupon bookmark reddit bookmark delicious bookmark digg bookmark
Cookies seem to be disabled in your browser, therefore this website will NOT work properly! Please, consider enabling Cookies in order to maximise your user experience while browsing.
Recent discussions at Aqua-Fish+
  1. Judw93 at Forum and expert information on caring for Bristlenose Catfish on
  2. 72Pierce at A page and forum devoted to keeping Blood parrot cichlids on …display more of the recent discussions
  3. SkyEv at A guide on keeping Elephant nose (Gnathonemus petersii) on
  4. Crazyfishlady72! at Angel squeaker (Synodontis angelicus) on
  5. Loulou1606 at A forum and guide on keeping Striped raphael catfish (Platydoras costatus) on
  6. LorrieN at Detailed information on caring for Mystery snails with pictures and forum on
  7. LorrieN at Detailed information on caring for Mystery snails with pictures and forum on
  8. LorrieN at Detailed information on caring for Mystery snails with pictures and forum on
  9. analog at A page and forum devoted to keeping Blood parrot cichlids on
  10. TUHIN at How to care for the Flowerhorn fish with discussion on
Southern mouthbrooder - Pseudocrenilabrus philander philander

Southern mouthbrooder - Pseudocrenilabrus philander philander

Scientific name: Pseudocrenilabrus philander philander

Common name: Southern mouthbrooder

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 8 - 10 cm (3.15 - 3.94 inch)

014

Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 10 - 14°N (178.57 - 250ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 22 - 25 °C (71.6 - 77°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Africa

Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial

Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive/territorial

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Any foods offered will be accepted. Quality flake or small pellets should provide the staple diet, treats of brine shrimp and blood worm should also be given.

Origin

Africa: although Southern mouthbrooder is found in Lake Malawi it is not endemic to the lake, it is also found in the Orange River and Zambezi River.

Sexing

The males will display intense coloration when in spawning mode but the females maintain a more drab appearance.

Breeding

Unlike most dwarf cichlids, these are unique for mouth brooding. When spawning is complete, the female will scoop up the eggs for incubation. The brooding period will continue for up to 2 weeks and in this time the female will not eat. Most Malawi cichlids will release their fry and move on but this fish will still protect the fry for several more days. The fish do not pair as such, after spawning the male will look for another mate.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Pseudocrenilabrus philander philander is 3-5 years.

Short description

Pseudocrenilabrus philander philander do best in a planted tank. They will tolerate most water parameters but cannot handle higher nitrates.Bear in mind that Southern mouthbrooders need enough space, since they are aggressive towards each other.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Southern mouthbrooder, picture 1 Southern mouthbrooder, picture 2

☞Bitcoin? Litecoin? Gold? Stocks? Silver?☜

Did you know?

Login, please!

All comments must be submitted by registered members. Please, click this link to login or register!

Please, verify whether your login and password are valid. If you don't have an account here, register one free of charge, please. Click here to close this box.

You have been logged out successfully! This box will close automatically!

Something went wrong during processing your message, please try again!

Your message has been sent, thanks a lot!

Page has been saved, refresh it now, please!

The page has been created, you will now be redirected!

URL already exists!

Path to the photo is not unique!

Really delete this page from the database?

The page has been removed successfully, you will be redirected now!

The page couldn't be deleted!!

Unfortunately this page doesn't allow discussion. Please, find any other page that fits your area of interest as over 99% of our pages allow discussion. The reason why no discussion is allowed here is this page is too general. Thanks a lot for understanding! Click here to search, please!

Really delete this comment from the site?

Really delete this image from the site?

Really delete this image from the site?

Selected comment has been removed successfully!

Selected image has been removed successfully!

Either login or email address is required

Account has been recovered, please check your email for further instructions