In Lake Malawi Pseudotropheus crabro is living in several rocky areas and it can be found all around the lake. The males have very dark vertical stripes on their body, the females got a yellow body also with brown vertical stripes over the half of their body and one horizontal stripe.

In my aquarium itīs a very quiet species, they leave other inhabitants alone and vice versa. When fully grown the male can reach a size of about 15 cm, the females can reach sizes to 12 cm. The male in my aquarium is very large, in this moment he is about 16 cm. The females are a bit smaller.

They are very easy concerning food, they will eat anything offered. However mainly they get food like spirulina or shrimp-peas mix and sometimes I give them artemia's.


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