Pseudotropheus sp. "elongatus mpanga"
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Pseudotropheus sp. "elongatus mpanga" male.
Trade names and synonyms
Size and appearance
Could reach a maximum size of approx. 13 cm (5 in.). Coloured males have a blue vertical barring with yellow markings in the caudal and dorsal fins. Females are more brownish. As the name suggests it has an elongated body-shape.
In nature it's feeding of what it could find in the biocover, but also of plankton found in open water. Shrimp mix is an excellent food in aquarium.
Should hold at least 300-litres (65 gal.) and be arranged with plenty of caves and hiding-places.
Occurs in rocky habitats free from sediment.
Easy to breed in aquarium.
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus mpanga" is a very beautiful and popular mbuna. Species from the elongatus-complex guards their territory with great intense and could be rather aggressive.
The distribution is limited to Mpanga Rocks and Chirwa Island.