Golden Fire Cracker -Tropheus sp. moliro

Golden Fire Cracker -Tropheus sp. moliro

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Scientific Name: 
Tropheus Moorii ‘Golden Moliro’

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How easy are they to care for?
Easy, as long as the correct set-up is provided, alongside lots of rocks and caves.

How large can they grow?

Where in the world are they from?
Originally found in Lake Tanganyika, Africa.

What is the ideal number to keep together?
Keep in a group of ten or more individuals with a one male to three females ratio.

What water conditions do they require?
Will accept temperatures from 24 to 27°C and a pH range between 7.6 - 8.6.

What should you feed them?
Spirulina-based flake food supplemented with fresh green vegetables such as romaine lettuce and spinach.

How compatible are they with other fish?
Tropheus cichlids should really be kept with other Tropheus however they can be kept with Mbuna Malawi, Petrochomis and Goby Cichlids. 

Can they be bred in captivity?
Yes, this fish should be kept in one male to three or four females ratio. The most difficult challenge to breeding Tropheus is bringing the females into spawning condition.