White Tail Acei
Other White Tail Acei Names:
White Tail Acei
White Tail Acei Scientific Name:
Pseudotropheus sp. Acei Ngara
White Tail Acei Temperament:
Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Malawi
White Tail Acei Adult Size: 7 inches (cm)
White Tail Acei Life Expectancy: 8 years
White Tail Acei Habitat: Lake Malawi in Africa
White Tail Acei Minimum Tank Size:
White Tail Acei Diet & Nutrition:
Omnivorous but prefers lots of vegetation. Java fern, hygrophhila and anubias are taken well. Flake food will be accepted and enjoys the occasional brine shrimp.
White Tail Acei Description:
The white tail acei has flat teeth used to get algae from rocks and logs. It is pale blue in color with white fins. Dummy eggs appear on the ventral fins. The male’s spots are brighter than that of the females. Will grow to be 7 inches in length. Males and females are very common in color but the males will be the larger of the two.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other Mbuna and catfish
White Tail Acei Breeding & Spawning:
Mouth brooders, female will not eat while carries eggs and fry in mouth. Will spit the fry out when able to survive on their own. Best to remove the eggs from the females’ mouth and separate since the male is known to bump females causing them to swallow the eggs.
Determining White Tail Acei Sex:
Very similar in color but the spots on the ventral fin of the male are brighter and more colorful. The male will usually be longer than the female.
Prefers middle and bottom of tank
White Tail Acei Diseases:
Malawi Bloat which is caused by protozoan can die within 24-78 hours from onset of disease if not treated quickly. Will cause liver and kidney damage.
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