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The Tropheus Cichlid is a freshwater fish,also known as Blunthead Cichlid, Brabant Cichlid, or Tropheus moorii. The fish comes in different colors; at least 50 color morphs. They are endemic to Lake Tanganyika, Africa. These fish are always active and each displays its own behavior. You can buy Tropheus Bemba fish at coburg aquarium with 100% satisfaction.

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Features of Tropheus Bemba Red :

  • Best kept in a group of 8-10 or more, very active species
  • Have dark color in head and tail, a redish or dark golden body. Some varieties have striping
  • They have spiny rays in the back parts of the anal, dorsal, pectoral, and pelvic fins to help discourage predators
  • These fish are suggested for more experienced aquarists due to their susceptibility to certain infections of the intestinal tract
  • This fish species can live up to 10 years depending on their habitat

The Best Aquarium Size for Tropheus Bemba Red:

The fish is highly aggressive and territorial. This means that it requires a specious tank if you keep it with other tank mates. The ideal tank should be at least 280L capacity for about 12 fish. Keep in mind that a single fish in this genus can grow to an average length of 15cm.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

The Tropheus Cichlids are very aggressive but can do better in a well set up species-specific aquarium. Keep them in groups or a community of about 12 or more. One or two males in such a group is a good idea to avoid unnecessary conflicts. Large numbers of females will help to reduce the aggression of the males.

Possible tank mates for Tropheus Bemba include:

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Tropheus Bemba Red Food :

The Tropheus Cichlid is an omnivore. They feed on some microorganisms and algae found on the rocks in the wild. But you can provide them with spirulina based flakes and pellets. Their diet should also contain large quantities of fiber for better digestion. Feed them in small quantities to avoid food wastage. 

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Tropheus Bemba Red Fish Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

A good filtration system, such as canister filters, are required for Tropheus Bemba fish. Keep in mind that Tropheus Bembas are large. This means that these fish have a large bio load.

Aquarium Lighting

Tropheus Bemba fish prefer moderate to low aquarium light. Lighting should be set on a daily cycle to mimic the natural day and night cycle. 8-12 hours of light is sufficient. LED lighting will help display the Tropheus Bembas’ colors very well.

Plants for Tropheus Bemba Red:

You may include some aquatic plants to make the entire set up lively.  Hardy species such as Sword Plants are ideal for a tank with Tropheus Cichlids. Place them in the middle ground or background to create more room for your fish to swim around.

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Decorations for Tropheus Bemba Red:

Provide several rock piles to the tank to create a desirable environment for your Tropheus Cichlids. Use some rocks to form caves where they will hide if need be.

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The most recommended substrate for the Tropheus moorii is either sand or small-sized gravel. You can also add some crushed coral or aragonite sands to keep the pH levels up.

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Additional Information

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