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Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi
Dwarf african mouthbrooder
breeding notes

BREEDING: This is an easy to breed species. A typical matriachal mouthbrooder. Females should be separated in smaller tanks, to give them and the fry some peace and quiet.

Have you bred Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?


This page summarises breeding reports provided by visitors to this site, along with some statistical analysis. Please feel free to contribute - whatever your experience!

1 breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below. You can read the full reports here.

To add details of your experiences of Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi, why not fill in a Breeding and maintenance Report.

Would Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi be a good addition to a community tank?
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  1. Never
  2. Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
  3. Only with species of similar size
  4. Yes, a good community fish

How would you describe the disposition of Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi?
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  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggresive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
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  1. Very soft and acidic
  2. Moderately soft and acidic
  3. Neutral
  4. Moderately hard and alkaline
  5. Very hard and alkaline

At what average temperature?
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  1. 10-15°C
  2. 16-19°C
  3. 20-23°C
  4. 24-27°C
  5. 28°C+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?
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  1. Poor egg production
  2. Poor egg survival
  3. Poor fry survival rate
  4. Deformities
  5. Skewed sex ratio

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi? If you are unsure please leave this question unanswered.
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  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

In general, how difficult is Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi to keep and breed?
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  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi?
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  1. Very unsucessful
  2. Fairly unsucessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly sucessful
  5. Very sucessful


Remember, each record represents only one persons experience; if you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences


Water conditions: Neutral Water temperature: 20-23oC
Disposition: Active, but not aggresive Community tank?: Only with species of similar size
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)Breeding problems:
Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavyBreeding difficulty: Very easy
Sucess: Very unsucessfulYears Experience: 11
Other Comments:
Date this record created: 11th January 2011Breeding date: 1995
Breeder: chrisLocation: UK







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