Are tropheus Duboisi aggressive?

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What is Tropheus duboisi Maswa?

The Tropheus Duboisi Maswa is found in Lake Tanganyika on the East coast and was first discovered by aquarists in the 1980’s, being shortly distributed and exported shortly after it’s discovery and is readily available in the trade and remains one of the most popular and widely distributed of the Tropheus species.

What to look for when buying a Tropheus?

One aspect which is always true, is that water quality is of the utmost importance in a Tropheus tank, as they are very susceptible to “bloat”. The young of this species are stunning, with a patterning of white or light blue spots on a jet black body.

What happens if I move my Tropheus fish?

If a female is overly stressed, she may spit out the brood prematurely or eat them, so care must be taken if you decide to move the fish. This is not recommended for Tropheus, as if a female is away from the colony for too long, she will lose her position in the pecking order of the group, and may be viciously attacked when she is returned.

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What do you feed Tropheus?

The Tropheus species are omnivores. You should feed them on a spirulina based flake and pellet. If you use pellets, hold them underwater for a few moments before the fish eat them. That may prevent air released from the pellet from getting trapped in the belly of the fish.

What is the best cichlid feed for Tropheus?

NLS cichlid formula is supposed to be a good option for tropheus. Doesn’t cause bloat or so I’ve heard. I had been feeding my tropheus a different premium brands’ Veggie Pellet. I won’t post the name to avoid a crapstorm. However, I never lost a tropheus to bloat using either the NLS or the Premium Veggie Pellets. Spriluna from YFS your fish stuff.

What causes a fish to lose its fins?

It could be caused by poor water conditions, another fishes bullying or any of a variety of factors. The fish will be sluggish in their movements and the fins will appear collapsed and or closed. If the condition persists it can lead to other health problems and eventually death.

How do you know if your fish is dying?

The fish will be sluggish in their movements and the fins will appear collapsed and or closed. If the condition persists it can lead to other health problems and eventually death. If the fish is be bullied by one or more tank mates then the solution is very easy to fix.

Why is my fish losing its fins?

It’s important to know the causes of fin loss before you can begin any treatment. So, here are some of the most common reasons for fin loss in aquarium fish: If you have sharp or rough decorations in your tank, they may be causing fin loss. Your fish can snag on tank decorations and damage their fins.

What is fin loss and Fin rot?

Fin loss is basically caused when the tissue of the fin is physically torn. Fin rot is caused by a bacterial infection that leaves the fish’s fins ragged and tattered.

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Why are my fish’s fins black?

Fin rot Fin rot is caused by a bacterial infection that leaves the fish’s fins ragged and tattered. The fins can even appear blackened or bloody if the infection takes hold and becomes severe. Large pieces of the fins often fall off or rot away altogether.

Why are my fish’s fins fuzzy?

Infection is one of the reasons for fins damage. Bacterial infection can make fins ragged and fuzzy. You might have seen the slimy mucus or red streaking or on the fish’s fins. This also damages the fins and breaks them. The bacteria cannot attack healthy fish but will attack stressed fish with low immunity.

Why are my fish scales sticking out?

Fish scale sticking out is another unusual condition that is common in low-quality tanks. The primary cause of your fish scales sticking out is unhealthy water retention resulting from kidney failure or bacterial infection. This condition is referred to as dropsy, and it is the physical manifestation of kidney failure or bacterial infection.

What causes scale shedding and how to prevent it?

I mentioned above two of the most common causes for scale shedding: physical damage and infections. You can prevent both of these, if you take the necessary precautions. Be especially alert when you notice an infectious cause for scale shedding.

Do fish shed their scales?

Actually, if nothing bad happens in their environment, your fish will never shed their scales. They need them to live a healthy life. Some people think that fish are similar to snakes in this regard. Snakes do shed their skin. But this is a misconception, that isn’t true at all in the fish world.

What does it mean when fish have clamped fins?

Clamped Fins The fish clamps its fins close against the its body. Experienced aquarists use this to quickly spot problems with their fish. If you see that some of your fish have clamped fins and treat your fish immediately, you can usually cure them and avoid more serious stress and disease.

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What does fin rot feel like in tropical fish?

Your tropical fish can feel that their fins and tail is slowly disintegrating. Fin rot causes the fish to become listless. Your fish may also attempt to seek relief by rubbing itself against the tank and aquarium decorations. If fin rot is caused or aggravated by nipping, the fish will feel stressed or “bullied.”

Is it normal for a fish to have black fins?

It looks like the black coloring coming in on his fins is perfectly normal and not something to worry about. Good job getting him the right size tank with a heater and a filter! Unfortunately it’s going to take a lot longer than a day to get his tank cycled.

What is fin loss in fish?

Fin loss is the term that’s used to describe a physical injury to your fish that may have been caused by your pet catching his fins on a sharp or rough surface. The damage can also be caused by fin nipping by another fish. Fin loss is basically caused when the tissue of the fin is physically torn.

Why does my fish keep biting its own fin?

The aggression from other fish can take the form of less fin-nipping from smaller or fish to fighting among other fish. They can injure their fin on ridged aquarium plants or decorations in the aquarium with sharp edges. Infection can also cause damage. If the fish has a possible fuzzy ragged edge to it then it is possibly a bacterial infection.

What causes fin rot and how can you prevent it?

Technically, fin rot can be caused by several different types of bacteria, but the root cause is always environmental in nature and is often related to stress.