Yellow Tail Acei (Pseudotropheus acei)

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Yellow Tail Acei

Acei Cichlids Juveniles-1452.jpg
Two Juveniles

Pseudotropheus acei

Easy

208.198 liters
208,197.648 mL
208.2 Litres (55 US G.)

15.24 cm 12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.8 - 8.6

298.706 K
25.556 °C
537.67 °R
300.928 K
27.778 °C
541.67 °R
25.6-27.8°C (78 -82 °F)

15-25 °d

1:2 M:F

Common

5-12 years




Contents

Alternative names

Yellow-Tailed Acei, Yellow Tail Acei

Sexing

Males will have 3 or more yellow egg spots while females will have only one if any. Males tend to be slightly larger than females.

Tank compatibility

Keep with other African Cichlids from Lake Malawi, these seem to be slightly less aggressive than others though, so a highly aggressive environment is probably not suited for them.

Diet

In the wild these Cichlids feed on loose algae from rocks. They should be given a vegetarian diet that is low in protein. Algae wafers, algae flakes and blanched zucchini are all acceptable.

Feeding regime

Feed twice a day, or 3 times a day for juveniles.

Environment Specifics

Provide lots of caves and a sandy substrate for digging. As with most Malawi Cichlids, the Yellow Tail Acei prefer hard water alkaline water with Cichlid Salts.

Behaviour

As with most African Cichlid species, this fish is aggressive and is not suitable for a community tank.

Identification

This fish has a vibrant violet coloured body with yellow fins and tail. The anal fin is white and has egg spots.

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