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Product Details


1cm - 4cm

Care Level



Semi Aggressive

Water Conditions

Tropheus duboisi, also known as Duboisi Cichlid, is a captivating species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika in East Africa. Known for its unique appearance and vibrant coloration, the Tropheus duboisi is highly sought after by aquarium enthusiasts. Let's explore a detailed description of this fascinating fish, including essential information on water conditions, tank mates, feeding habits, and care.


  • Unique Coloration: Tropheus duboisi features a striking black body adorned with bright white or yellow spots, creating a visually stunning contrast.
  • Males and Females: Males typically display a more intense coloration, while females have a less pronounced pattern.
  • Medium Size: Tropheus duboisi can grow up to 4-5 inches (10-13 cm) in length, making them suitable for medium-sized aquariums.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain a tropical water temperature range of 75°F to 80°F (24°C to 27°C) to replicate the conditions of Lake Tanganyika.
  • pH Level: Aim for a slightly alkaline to neutral pH level between 7.8 and 8.6 to mimic their natural habitat.
  • Water Hardness: Provide a moderately hard water condition with a hardness level between 10 and 15 dGH.
  • Filtration: Strong filtration and regular water changes are necessary to maintain optimal water quality.

Tank Mates:

  • Tropheus Species Only Tanks: Tropheus duboisi are best kept in a species-specific tank to avoid hybridization and ensure compatibility.
  • Avoid Aggressive Fish: It is important to avoid aggressive or fin-nipping species that could harm or stress the Tropheus duboisi.

Feeding Habit:

  • Herbivorous Diet: Tropheus duboisi are herbivores and should be provided with a diet primarily consisting of high-quality vegetable matter.
  • Algae-Based Foods: Offer algae-based flakes or pellets specifically designed for herbivorous cichlids, along with occasional vegetable matter such as blanched spinach or spirulina.


  • Tank Size: Provide a suitable aquarium of at least 55 gallons (208 liters) to accommodate a group of Tropheus duboisi, allowing ample swimming space and territorial territories.
  • Rocky Environment: Create a well-decorated aquarium with plenty of rocks arranged to create caves, crevices, and territories for the Tropheus duboisi.
  • Water Quality: Regularly monitor water parameters and perform routine water changes to maintain excellent water quality.
  • Aggression and Territorial Behavior: Tropheus duboisi can be territorial and aggressive, so provide ample hiding spots and territories to reduce aggression.

Tropheus duboisi 4cm x 5pc

SGD 22.00

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