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|name=White Spotted Cichlid
|name=White Spotted Cichlid
|extra_common_names=Dwarf Tanganyikan cichlid
|extra_common_names=Dwarf Tanganyikan Cichlid
|species=Tropheus duboisi
|species=Tropheus duboisi

Latest revision as of 07:46, 20 January 2020

White Spotted Cichlid

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White Spotted Cichlid

Tropheus duboisi

208 Litres (55 US G.)

10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")




8.5 - 9.0

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

10-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Dwarf Tanganyikan Cichlid


Lake Tanganyika, northern range.


Not sexually dimorphic. Males mature (display adult coloration) sooner, and tend to have an upturned, versus a rounded as females tend to have, snout. Ultimately, the best way is by examining the vent, which an expert can determine with

Tank compatibility

Although aggressive with conspecifics, it is compatibly peaceful with other fish.


Herbivorous, herbivore food, as well as vegetable leafs, will suffice.

Feeding regime


Environment Specifics

Typical rocky Tanganyikan tank.


Reputed to be aggressive, these fish are fairly peaceful to most tankmates, with aggression reserved to conspecifics with whom it will establish a pecking order with.


As juveniles these fish are black with white spots. As they turn older, they will lose the spots, develop a blue head, and gain a vertical band down the middle - the band is yellow if the fish is from Tanzania, and white if from Burundi.

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