African Cichlid | Albino Socolofi Cichlid

African Cichlid | Albino Socolofi Cichlid

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus socolofi (Albino)

Common Name: Albino Pindani, Albino Socolofi

Adult Size: 6 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 years

Habitat: Lake Malawi, Africa

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 78°F
  • pH Range: 7.0 - 8.0
  • Water Hardness: 5 - 18

Temperament: Mildly Aggressive

Diet & Nutrition: Accepts most foods offered but vegetable matter in the form of spirulina flakes, blanched spinach, nori etc. should form a large proportion of the diet. This can be supplemented with live and frozen varieties.

Breeding & Spawning: Not very difficult. Maternal mouthbrooder. Ideally it should be spawned in a species tank in a harem of one male and at least 3 females, although it will often spawn in the community aquarium.

Gender: Females and males are identical with the exception of some females who may sometimes lack egg spots.