Photo © Michael Persson
Pseudotropheus pulpican male.
Trade names and synonyms
Cynotilapia pulpican, Pseudotropheus "kingsizei likoma".
Around 8 cm (3 in.), females slightly smaller.
Shrimp mix and spirulinaflakes.
From 250 litres (55 gal.) and above.
This mbuna is fairly easy to spawn.
It's best to keep them in a small group of fishes.
Pseudotropheus sp. "kingsizei likoma" could be really tough despite its size. A male I had earlier took a territory in the centre of the tank and he was able to guard it also against much larger species.
A small, really nice mbuna which should have more attention from the cichlid-hobbyists.
Pseudotropheus sp. "kingsizei likoma" occurs in a very small area near the Maingano Island northeast of Likoma Island.
This small area isn't bigger than an ordinary tennis court (Konings, 1989).
There are several races in the kingsizei-complex around the lake.