Demason's Cichlid (Pseudotropheus demasoni)

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Demason's Cichlid

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Demason's Cichlid

Pseudotropheus demasoni

208 Litres (55 US G.)

6.4-10.2cm (2.5-4 ")




7.0 - 8.6

25.6-27.8°C (78 -82 °F)

8-12 °d

2:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

2-3 years



Additional names

Demason's Cichlid, Demasoni Cichlid


Endemic to Lake Malawi.


Males have darker and more vivid color, while females a less color full.Males are generally larger when mature and have more pointed anal and dorsal fins. Males also have egg spots on there anal fin.

Tank compatibility[edit]

These are aggressive Cichlids and should be kept in exceptionally large shoals to spread the aggression, preferably around 12 together. Must only be kept with other Mbuna Cichlids, however they shouldn't be kept with similarly coloured Cichlids such as Cynotilapia afra. These are tough little Cichlids and can hold their own with other aggressive Cichlids.


A herbivorous Cichlid, will take spirulina flakes, blanched vegetables and algae-based foods.

Feeding regime[edit]

Once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Likes a rocky environment with a strong current and excellent filtration.


An aggressive little Cichlid that will defend itself. Once in a large shoal there will be an dominant male who chooses which females to breed with, and will chase all other males. They are curious fish and appreciate caves and rocks to explore around.


A striking fish, they have a dark blue base colour with thick pale blue vertical bands running right down the body.


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