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Scientific Name: Tropheops sp. "Red Fin" (Lundu)
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Pronunciation: tr
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Geo. Origin: NW shore: Hora Mhango to Mara Rocks; East shore: From the Ruhuhu River to Lumbaulo, Mozambique
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Habitat: Sediment-Rich Rocky Habitat
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Diet: Herbivore
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Gender Differences: Dimorphic
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Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
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Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 5.5"
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Temperature: 78 - 82°F
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pH: 7.8 - 8.6
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Water Hardness: Hard
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Difficulty: 2


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Male in the wild
Photo Credit: Ad Konings


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Female and juvenile coloration is distinguished by an orange anal fin (see pic #2). Males are orange-yellow to deep orange with a yellow dorsal fin and vertical barring. In the wild, it has been documented that males sometimes defend spawning sites on the sand between rocks while other times, males may dig a shallow crater next to a rock.
 
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