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TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Cichlids - Malawi - Miscellaneous Mbuna> Rusty Cichlid Lavender Mbuna Iodotropheus sprengerae
Rusty Cichlid Lavender Mbuna Iodotropheus sprengerae
Category: Cichlids - Malawi - Miscellaneous Mbuna
Price: £7.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 15 in stock
Care Level: Easy
Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline
Schooling Fish: No
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Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 8.0 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty Cichlid, Lavender Mbuna)
Three species of Iodotropheus are known of which only one, Iodotropheus sprengerae, is widely traded. Iodotropheus sprengerae has a very distinctive purple sheen against a basically brick red body colouration. In good condition these are very attractive fish. Males and females are similar, though females usually have fewer egg spots than the males and may be less brightly coloured.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Iodotropheus are superb choices for the Lake Malawi community being relatively peaceful, easy going fish. The males do not hold territories and rarely fight; while they shouldn't be overcrowded, it is perfectly possibly to keep a group of these cichlids in a reasonably large aquarium.
Iodotropheus get along well with non-aggressive mbuna and other Lake Malawi cichlids including Labidochromis caeruleus, Cynotilapia, etc. They should never be mixed with more aggressive cichlids such as Pseudotropheus or Melanochromis.
Feeding is not a problem as these fish will eat most foods. Flake food is accepted, but daphnia, bloodworms and other small animals are particularly favoured.
Maternal mouthbrooders; easy to breed.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Africa: Lake Malawi|
|Size||Up to 10 cm|
|Water Parameters||Hard, alkaline water essential; also does well in brackish water|