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.
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.
Dwarf copper mouth brooder
Anonym wrote at 2012-08-26 18:44:55
Hej ville lige hører dig om hvordan kan man se at hunnen har æg??
Reply from webmaster: Normalt er det ret tydeligt når hunnen går med æg. Man kan se at hun "gumler" ind i mellem og som regel tager de heller ikke noget mad når man fodrer. Oftest prøver de også at holde sig lidt i baggrunden.