Trewavas' Mbuna (Labeotropheus trewavasae)

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Trewavas' Mbuna

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Trewavas' Mbuna

Labeotropheus trewavasae

208 Litres (55 US G.)

9-11 cm (3.5-4.3")




7.5 - 8.5

21 -24 °C (69.8-75.2°F)

10-30 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-8 years



Additional names

Trewavas' Mbuna, Scrapermouth Mbuna

Origin[edit | edit source]

Endemic to Lake Malawi.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males will have egg spots on their anal fin.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Aggressive fish, mbuna species tanks only with fish of similar aggression.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Omnivore. Will eat algae off rocks and glass, will also take food such as brine shrimp and small crustaceans.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Typical Mbuna Cichlid set up, sand with rock decor.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

There are around 40 colour variations for this fish, depending on where it was located in Lake Malawi. Exhibits an elongated body shape with pointed anal and dorsal fins. Males are usually a rich blue with dark stripes and have yellow to brown on anal, caudal and dorsal fins. Females vary greatly however and can be speckled or marbled in various colours. They all have short lower jaw so they can scrape algae off of surfaces.

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