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Scientific Name: Tropheops sp. "Black Dorsal" (
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Pronunciation: tr
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Tints and shades Font Rectangle Pattern Monochrome photography
Geo. Origin: Luwala Reef, Malawi
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Habitat: Sediment-Free Rocky Habitat
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Diet: Herbivore
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Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Tints and shades Font Rectangle Pattern Monochrome photography
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
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Temperament: Aggressive
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Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 5"
Tints and shades Font Rectangle Pattern Monochrome photography
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
Tints and shades Font Rectangle Pattern Monochrome photography
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
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Water Hardness: Hard
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Difficulty: 3


Images:

Water Fin Organism Iris Underwater

In the wild (Makanjila Point)
Photo Credit: Ad Konings


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Males are blue with a black band running through the dorsal fin. Females are entirely bright yellow. In the wild, it is not unusual for large schools of foraging females to migrate en masse through the upper regions of the habitat. This species, like all Tropheops species, feeds by tearing off filamentous algal strands from the substrate.
 
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