Trewavas mbuna - Labeotropheus trewavasae
Scientific name: Labeotropheus trewavasae
Common name: Trewavas mbuna
Usual size in fish tanks: 9 - 11 cm (3.54 - 4.33 inch)
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
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.
Males are typically very dark blue with dark vertical bars. Their fins are orange to red in color. Females vary in colors and patterns.
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.
Trewavas Mbunas can live for up to 10 years.
Trewavas Mbuna originates in Lake Malawi of Africa
Labeotropheus trewavasae can be housed with other mbuna cichlids and are best kept with at least 4 females for each male.
Aquarium Fishes of the World by Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod, Dr. Warren E. Burgess, Neal Pronek, Glen S. Axelrod, David E. Boruchowitz
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