Brichardi Cichlid (Tropheus brichardi)

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Brichardi Cichlid

Tropheus brichardi ujiji.jpg
Brichardi Cichlid - Ujiji

Tropheus brichardi

246 Litres (65 US G.)

9-10 cm (3.5-3.9")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 9.0

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

10-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-6 years

Family

Cichlidae



Additional names

Brichardi Cichlid, Blue Eyed Tropheus


Origin[edit | edit source]

Endemic to Lake Tanganyika.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

These fish are very difficult to sex with no differences colour or size wise. If you are able to see the genital papilla, the male's is pointed while the female's is rounded.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A typical African Cichlid which can be aggressive towards its own species. Will be relatively peaceful towards other African Cichlids. Best kept in a Tanganyikan Cichlid set up.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Best fed a mixed high quality diet of both live foods such as brine shrimp and ghost shrimp as well as vegetables such as spirulina and blanched lettuce. Will accept high quality Cichlid pellets.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Requires a spacious well filtered tank with rocky decor. Plenty of caves are essential.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Can be territorial towards its own species. Can be shy and is generally peaceful towards other fish.


Identification[edit | edit source]

The colours of this fish vary greatly depending on where its located in Lake Tanganyika. Its shape stays the same, however, and it has a rounded head, blunt snout and under slung mouth with large eyes. Can be mistaken for Tropheus moorii.

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