Tropheus duboisi Marlier, 1959
Tropheus duboisi
photo by Calypso Photolibrary

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 8.5 - 9; dH range: 10 - 12,
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, patchy distribution in the northern part of the lake (Ref. 6770, 46829, 97323).
Biology:  Prefers the upper rocky habitat where it feeds on the algae attached to the rocks (Ref. 7343, 46829). Occurs to a depth of 30 m; maternal mouthbrooder; females guard their offspring for a few days after releasing them for first time (Ref. 46829). Aquarium keeping: many females for one male; minimum aquarium size 150 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 (D2) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

Source and more info: For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.