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The biggest male of my P. philander dispersus.
The biggest male of my P. philander dispersus.
The biggest male of my P. philander dispersus.

The biggest male of my P. philander dispersus.

Pseudocrenilabrus philander dispersus is another mouth brooder from the en Pseudocrenilabrus family

Written on 22-08-2018 21:57 by cab

After I had tried both the Egyptian mouthbrooder, P. philander philander og P. nicholsi, I got the urge to try another species from the Pseudocrenilabrus family. It was part of the conversion I started when I wanted to transform my top 325 liter tank in to a central African tank.

Pseudocrenilabrus philander dispersus or Dwarf copper mouth brooder, lives many places in Africa in lakes and rivers. It is fairly easy to keep and it is not very aggressive towards other fish. It also doesn't dig a lot, except it makes a small recession for breeding.

I never fully realized my idea about the central African tank, even though I also had a pair of Anomalochromis thomasi and a pair of Kribensis, before a purchased my Red back scalarer and the tank became a South American tank.


Faktatabel
Category

Fisk

Type

Cichlid, Africa

Length

11 cm

Comment

P. philander dispersus is much more colorful than the small Egyptian mouthbreeder and it also has the characteristic blue lips. It can be a bit more aggressive and the behavior reminds a lot about P. philander philander which it is also closely related to.

Genus

Cichlidae

Trade name

Dwarf copper mouth brooder

Origin

Africa

Tank size

>60 liter

Breeding

Mouthbreeder

Brood size

40-70


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