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Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi
Dwarf african mouthbrooder
(Pellegrin, 1928)

Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi - Dwarf african mouthbrooder - A colourful male.
A colourful male.
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(Other members of the genus Pseudocrenilabrus)

ADULT SIZE: 7 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 24-28 C

FOOD: Feed Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Congo (DRC)

SEXUAL DIFFERENCES: Males are significantly larger and more brightly coloured.

AQUARIUM CARE: A hardy African dwarf cichlid, that likes a well planted tank, with lots of hiding places. A hareem of one male to several females is ideal.

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?, or examine existing Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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