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Pseudotropheus ndumbi gold (Gold Elongatus, Pseudotropheus elongatus sp "Red")

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Mature dominant males are light blue with dark blue vertical bands. The fins are blue and edged with blue-black and turquoise banding. Prominent egg spots are usually present on the anal fin. Females and immature males have a golden-brown body overlaid with bright yellow spots. The fins are yellow, and inconspicuous egg spots may or may not be present on the anal fin.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

An aggressive, intolerant species that should only be kept with other fish with a similar disposition. Unlike most other members of its genus this fish is a loner, and males do not form harems.

An omnivore, this fish needs a mix of algae and small invertebrates such as bloodworms. Generally easy to feed, and does well in community tanks.

Breeding as for other members of the genus. It is a polygamous mouthbrooder. The female broods the clutch of eggs alone, and the male plays no role in broodcare. The fry, once they emerge, are quite large and easy to rear.

Family Group: African Cichlids
Distribution Africa: Lake Malawi
Temperature 24-28 C
Size Around 15 cm, females smaller than males
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline water essential
Water PH 7.5-8.5
Diet Adaptable
Sociability Aggressive
Care Level Easy
Water Chemistry More than pH 7 - Alkaline
Schooling Fish No