Rod Tropheus

 

 

     Breeders and ichthyologists  have published much infomation, news and experience about genus Tropheus. Thatīs why I am going to mention just some brief notes. Genus Tropheus lives in the whole lake  and consists of several species and dozens of colour forms. All of them live on seaweed from stones, with which they swallow a small proportion of meet food – little invertebrates and a bigger proportion of ballast materials – approximately 30 %  - mainly of  sand. Their digestive tract with a long gut is adopted for digestion of such rather poor food. It means that quality food of high nutritious standard can do harm to fish in aquarium conditions. It can harm them in the way that fish ( mainly caught ones ) can put on weight very quickly, which has a negative influence on their reproduction. In the wild, males defend a territory of such a size that cannot usually   be reached in aquarium conditions. Therefore, the situation is solved by breeding a group of  20 – 30 fish to diminish the aggressiveness of a dominant male. In such a situation, the male cannot concentrate on just one fish it would kill within shorter or longer period of time. 

 

 


Tropheus moorii Kalambo OB

 

Tropheus spec. aff. Red – Chipimbi albino

 

 

 

Tropheus moorii Red Bishop

 

 

 


Tropheus brichardi Kipili albino

 

 

       


Tropheus spec. aff. Black - Golden Kiriza

 

         

 

 


 

Tropheus moorii Ilangi yellow - Nkamba Bay

 

             

 


Tropheus moorii Nkonde yellow - Linangu

 

       

 


Tropheus moorii Kapampa

 

 

 


Tropheus moorii Red Rainbow - Kasanga

 

             

 


Tropheus moorii Murago

 

     

 

 


Tropheus spec. aff. Black - Ikola

 

         

 


Tropheus spec. aff. Red - Chimba

 

      Tropheus spec. aff. Red - Chimba    Tropheus spec. aff. Red - Chimba

 


Tropheus spec. aff. Black - Bulu Point