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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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