West African Mouthbrooder (Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi)

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Remarks: There are only a few species of Pseudocrenilabrus, which are small mouthbrooding cichlids from primarily Central and Western Africa, though they can be found in Southern Africa as well. Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi is a stunning fish in both color and behavior, as they are quite peaceful compared to other Haps. Males are blueish-purple with red bands. Their faces are bright gold, and they have iridescent blue lips. The pelvic fins may darken into black. Females lack most of this color, however males may not color up without females to court. 

Spawning is similar to most mouthbrooding Haps. Females hold eggs for a period of approximately two weeks, at which point the fry are mature enough to be free swimming should you want to remove them. They are a shy species and may not come out without other inhabitants. Large tetras should fit the bill, as well as small mbuna or Peacocks. 

Scientific Name: Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi

Common Name: West African Mouthbrooder

Max Size: 4"

pH: 6.5-8.0

Hardness: Moderate

Temperature: 65-82°

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

Region of Origin: East and South Africa

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Small, peaceful cichlids, African tetras. Peacocks and small mbuna are reported to work well with them as well. 

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