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Demasoni Cichlid Fish

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Gold balloon remi XL Cichlid Fish



Name  Demasoni Cichlid Fish
Scientific  Name  Pseudotropheus demasoni
Temperature  23 - 27°C 
PH range  7 - 8.4
Diet  Omnivore
Habitat  Fully Aquatic
Temperament  Aggressive
Max Size  5.0"


Description :
The Demanson's Cichlid has the typical Mbuna elongated 'torpedo' body shape. They only grow to about 2 1/2 to 3 inches (6.4 to 7.6 cm) in length. It is considered to be in the 'dwarf' category due to its size. Mbuna cichlids can live up to 10 years with proper care.They have alternating vertical bars that are dark blue, almost black and light blue. There are six dark and five light, starting with a dark stripe behind the gill cover and ending with a muted dark stripe at the base of the tail fin. On their head they have three light blue stripes alternated with the two dark ones. One of these dark stripes is between the eyes and the other one runs across the forehead, where it sort of intersects with the very first vertical bar just behind the gill cover. Their "chin" is a medium blue coloring. On the dorsal fin the stripes angle back with the lighter blue ones being thinner than the dark. The tail fin has very thin "horizontal" lines of dark and light blue and the edge is 'outlined' in the light blue and underlined with a dark blue.All cichlids share a common feature that some saltwater fish such as wrasses and parrotfish have. That is a well-developed pharyngeal set of teeth that are in the throat, along with their regular teeth. Cichlids have spiny rays in the back parts of the anal, dorsal, pectoral, and pelvic fins to help discourage predators. The front part of these fins are soft and perfect for precise positions and effortless movements in the water as opposed to fast swimming.Cichlids have one nostril on each side while other fish have 2 sets. To sense "smells" in the water, they suck water in and expel the water right back out after being "sampled" for a short or longer time, depending on how much the cichlid needs to "smell" the water. This feature is shared by saltwater damselfish and cichlids are thought to be closely related.


Breeding :
The Demanson's Cichlid has been bred in captivity. This cichlid is a mouthbrooder that needs to be in numbers of 12 or more. At one inch a female will start to brood but the number of fry will be low. Once the dominant male decides to breed, he will become severely aggressive and pummel to death any other male in the tank if the tank is too small, or if there is a lack of hiding places for the other fish. Like other mbunas the males coloring will change. He will shake and circle the female, moving her to a flat rock in his territory, then the breeding begins.The female will lay between 5 - 15 eggs and then immediately takes them into her mouth. The male will then flare out his anal fin which has an 'egg spot' patterning. The female mistakes the patterning for her own eggs and tries to take them in her mouth as well. This stimulates the male to discharge sperm (milt cloud) and the female inhales the cloud of 'milt', thus fertilizing the eggs in her mouth. In seven days, at about 80° F, the eggs hatch. The fry are free swimming in another two weeks.Feed the fry crushed flake, Cyclopeeze and freshly hatched artemia. Even the fry are aggressive and will pick on each other. Older siblings don't think twice about eating the newborns if they can fit them in their mouth. See the description of how cichlids breed in Breeding freshwater Fish cichlid.


Foods and Feeding :
The Demanson's Cichlid is an omnivore that needs mainly herbivorous foods. Their diet should consist of vegetable matter. An all purpose, high quality cichlid formula can be used as a basic diet. Including vegetable supplements to their diet will help with overall health. This food has fiber which keeps their intestinal tract disease free.It is always better to feed them small amounts several times a day instead of one large feeding. This keeps the water quality higher for a longer period of time. Of course, all fish benefit from added vitamins and supplements to their foods. It would not be wise to house this fish with other genus of cichlids that eat beef heart or other mammal meat, as these foods will cause intestinal infections and death.


Habitat : 
Africa : Lake Malawi, found at Pombo and Ndumbi reefs in Tanzania in 3 to 4 meters of water.


Origin : Likes to stay near their rocky caves but will be out and about.


Lifespan :  5 years, likely longer



What's in the box ?
1 x Gold balloon remi XL Cichlid Fish\



Size ?
2'' (Inches)



1. As with all aquatic invertebrates, it is important to make sure copper does not get into the aquarium. Copper is toxic to all Dwarf Shrimp. Many medications contain elevated levels of copper, so it is recommended not to medicate an aquarium containing Dwarf Shrimp.
2. One of the most important aspects of shrimp keeping is Acclimatization of new shrimps, this is a must and should be done properly.
3. We transport all our live stock via Train/Bus/Air, so contact us which one would you prefer. We prefer sending by train because of the cheap shipping charges and ease of shipping, the shipping charges are calculated that of train by default. To recevie the parcel you will have to go to your railway station's "incoming parcel office".
4.The Risk of transportation is borne by the client, we will send you complete picture of packing and delivery of your package.
5.All our live stock are Quarantined.


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