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Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus brevis
Pronunciation: s
s br
Geo. Origin: Nkudzi and Monkey Bay
Habitat: Sediment-Free Rocky Habitat
Diet: Herbivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 6"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2


Male at Chinyankwazi
Photo Credit: Ad Konings

Pseudotropheus brevis is a short snouted, deep bodied fish with a color pattern that features vertical bars on the flanks. Tends to hide in caves and crevices. Feeds on ants, flies, algae and plankton taken from the stirred-up material in the open water.
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