The duboisi cichlid originates from Lake Tanganyika in the rift lake region of Africa. This cichlid can be rather aggressive at times and when keeping multiples of the same species it is recommended to keep around 15 individuals in an aquarium to subdue aggression. Duboisi cichlids are very active swimmers and prefer an aquarium with a sandy substrate, plenty of rocks that form spots to stake out territory, and open swimming areas. The juvenile duboisi cichlid is black with blue dots and changes color as an adult, where it will be black but with a yellow band going across its body and a blue band going across its front.
About Duboisi Duboisi cichlids prefer a water temperature that ranges from 72-82F, a KH that ranges from 10-20, and a pH that ranges from 7.8-9.0. Duboisi cichlids are mouthbrooders that require a larger colony in order to breed. There should be at least 6 females per male due to aggression. A male will pair off with a female and typically will spawn over a flat rock. The female will produce around 10 eggs per spawn and will carry those eggs for around 4 weeks until the fry hatch and grow a little. Fry will accept finely crushed up spirulina flake and baby brine shrimp.
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