Tropheus moorii


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SKU: Tropheus moorii "Murago" TR SM Categories: ,

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Tropheus moorii

Origin: Lake Tanganyika, Africa

Geographic Range: Rocky shorelines and crevices of Lake Tanganyika

Diet: Herbivore; Primarily algae and biofilm. Supplement with high-quality herbivore pellets.

Average Adult Size: Around 4-6 inches (10-15 cm)

Sexual Dimorphism: Limited sexual dimorphism; males may have slightly larger and more colorful fins.

Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons for a colony, larger for a community

Temperament: Highly territorial and can be aggressive, especially during breeding. Maintain in a species-specific tank or with other robust Tanganyikan cichlids.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 7.8-8.6
Temp: 74-80°F (23-27°C)
Hardness: 8-12 dGH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 30ppm
Note: Tropheus moorii is known for its specific dietary needs and sensitivity to water conditions. Regular water changes and a well-maintained aquarium are essential.

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