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Aulonocara baenschi
Aulonocara "eureka"
Aulonocara hueseri
Aulonocara jocobfreibergi
Aulonocara sp."lwanda"
Aulonocara "ruby red"
Aulonocara "orange blotch"
Aulonocara rostratum
Aulonocara stuartgranti

Champsochromis caeruleus

Copadichromis azureus
Copadichromis sp. "azureus whitehead"
Copadichromis borleyi
Copadichromis sp. "mloto likoma"
Copadichromis sp. "virginalis gold"

Cynotilapia afra

Cyrtocara moorii

Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Dimidiochromis strigatus

Fossorochromis rostratus

Iodotropheus sprengerae

Labeotropheus fuelleborni
Labeotropheus trewavasae

Labidochromis caeruleus
Labidochromis sp. "caeruleus purple longnose"
Labidochromis sp. "perlmutt"

Melanochromis auratus
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
Melanochromis johannii

Metriaclima aurora
Metriaclima barlowi
Metriaclima callainos
Metriaclima estherae
Metriaclima fainzilberi
Metriaclima greshakei
Metriaclima hajomaylandi
Metriaclima lombardoi
Metriaclima mbenji
Metriaclima sp. "msobo"
Metriaclima zebra

Nimbochromis livingstonii
Nimbochromis polystigma
Nimbochromis venustus

Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus margrette"
Otopharynx lithobates

Placidochromis electra
Placidochromis sp."electra superior"
Placidochromis milomo
Placidochromis sp."phenochilus tanzania"

Protomelas sp."mbenji thick lips"
Protomelas ornatus
Protomelas sp."spilonotus tanzania"
Protomelas sp."steveni taiwan"
Protomelas taeniolatus

Pseudotropheus crabro
Pseudotropheus demasoni
Pseudotropheus sp. "demasoni mozambique"
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus mpanga"
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus ornatus"
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus ruarwe"
Pseudotropheus sp. "flameback"
Pseudotropheus flavus
Pseudotropheus sp. "perspicax orange cap"
Pseudotropheus sp. "polit"
Pseudotropheus pulpican
Pseudotropheus saulosi
Pseudotropheus socolofi

Sciaenochromis fryeri

Tropheops sp."red cheek"

Tyrannochromis macrostoma

Lake Malawi map - northern part
Lake Malawi map - southern part




Pseudotropheus demasoni

Photo © Michael Persson
Pseudotropheus demasoni male from Pombo Rocks.

Trade names and synonyms
Pseudotropheus Dwarf Pombo.

Males at the most 7-8 cm (3 in.), females 4-5 cm (2 in.).


300 litres (65 gal.) and above arranged with plenty of hiding-places.

Found in the upper part of the rocky habitat.

Easy to spawn, a fullgrown female could spawn every six'th week.
Females could brood for the first time already at an age of 4-6 months.

Ps. demasoni is a relatively new acquaint within the hobby, the first specimens were found 1993 and it came to Sweden in 1995.
It was then found at the small reef Pombo Rocks about 15 km south of the delta of the Ruhuhu River at the coast of Tanzania.
The reef is located around 500 metres from the the shoreline and the greatest waterdeph at the reef is about 7 metres.
A group of about 25 fishes usually works best.
On the other hand they are mostly peaceful against other species.
Males and females has the same colouration but however are males significant larger than females.
A favourite cichlid for the malawitank!

Ps. demasoni were first found at Pombo Rocks, later another more numerous population was found a short distance away at the Ndumbi reef.

Photo © Michael Persson
Pseudotropheus demasoni male from Pombo Rocks.

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