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Trewavas mbuna - Labeotropheus trewavasae

Trewavas mbuna - Labeotropheus trewavasae

Scientific name: Labeotropheus trewavasae

Common name: Trewavas mbuna

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 9 - 11 cm (3.54 - 4.33 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 7 - 8.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 10 - 30°N (178.57 - 535.71ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°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: Middle levels

Food

Trewavas Mbunas eat mostly veggies but will accept a variety of prepared flakes, dried or frozen foods. They will also accept live foods that are small enough to fit in their mouths.

Sexing

Males are typically very dark blue with dark vertical bars. Their fins are orange to red in color. Females vary in colors and patterns.

Breeding

This mbuna cichlid is a mouthbrooder which is typical breeding behavior for this group of fish. The female holds her eggs in her mouth and releases her fry after 21 days.

Lifespan

Trewavas Mbunas can live for up to 10 years.

Origin

Trewavas Mbuna originates in Lake Malawi of Africa

Description

Labeotropheus trewavasae can be housed with other mbuna cichlids and are best kept with at least 4 females for each male.

Source

Aquarium Fishes of the World by Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod, Dr. Warren E. Burgess, Neal Pronek, Glen S. Axelrod, David E. Boruchowitz

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Trewavas mbuna Trewavas mbuna, image 2

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