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Duboisi Cichlid (Tropheus duboisii)

The Duboisi Cichlid (Tropheus duboisii) originates from the rocky coastal waters of Northern Lake Tanganyika, Africa.

As juveniles, Duboisi Cichlids start out life with a jet black body with dozens of white spots that completely cover their flanks.

As they mature, they lose their spots and develop a blue head with a vertical yellow or white band.

Male and female Duboisi Cichlids are identical in color however, there are subtle differences between sexes that may help you differentiate between them.

Adult males are typically larger than the females and have a more turned up nose.

Females have a greater slope and a more rounded nose.
Approximate Purchase Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
Care Level: Moderately Difficult
Temperament: Highly aggressive and territorial
Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 10-20, pH 7.5-9.0
Max. Size: 5″
Color Form: Black, Blue, White, Yellow
Diet: Herbivore
Compatibility: Single species tanks
Origin: Lake Tanganyika, Africa
Family: Cichlidae
Lifespan: 12 years

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