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Yellow Tail Acei (Pseudotropheus Acei)

Photo of: Yellow Tail Acei (Pseudotropheus Acei)
 

Scientific Name(s): Pseudotropheus Acei

 

Common Name(s): Yellow Tail Acei

 

Family: Cichlidae

 

Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Malawi

 

Maximum Size: 4.5 inches

 

Life Span: 8 years

 

Natural Habitat: East African Lake Malawi

 

Minimum Tank Size: 40 gallons

 

Tank Region: All over

 

Possible Tank Mates: Other african cichlids

 

Description: The Yellow Tail Acei is a very popular species due to its vibrant coloring. The body of the fish ranges from violet to deep blue. The fins of the fish are bright yellow. Acei are one of the few mbuna that eat algae off driftwood or sunken logs. Because of this, acei can often be found near underwater wood.

 

Temperature Range: 72°F - 82°F

     
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pH Range: 7.5 - 8.7

     
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Hardness Range: 5° - 15°

     
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Breeding Information: Typical Mbuna mouthbrooders.

 

Sexing Information: Males tend to be more brightly colored

 

Diet: Herbivore - feed green vegetables and flake/pellets with spirulina

 

Temperament: Moderately aggressive

 

Common Diseases: Malawi bloat - caused by too much fat and protein in diet.

 

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African Cichlids, Lake Malawi


Author

Keith Pardee

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