Tropheus duboisi 'maswa'

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This beautiful African cichlid (family Cichlidae) is found in the Lake Tanganyika. The species is classified as vulnerable.

Care tips

  • Rocky Tanganyika tank setup
  • Territorial behavior
  • Omnivore but mainly herbivore eater
  • Great filtration is mandatory
  • Spirulina based diet
  • Keep the tank well-oxygenated
  • Feed several times per day (small amounts)
  • Mouthbrooder

Tropheus duboisi 'maswa' is also known by White spotted cichlid, Blue-faced duboisi cichlid, Narrow band duboisi, Wide band duboisi and Broad band duboisi.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the Tropheus duboisi 'maswa' cichlids that my father have kept in the past. I personally have no experience with this species and African species in general. My father have had successful breeding attempts with the colony he cared for. Sorry for the poor quality images, some date back as far as in the early 2003.

Please contact me if the provided information is faulty.

Photo gallery

This photo gallery contains images. Photos were taken between 2003 and 2011. Latest photos are always at the top. Click on each image for full-screen view.

Video gallery

This video gallery contains videos the of White spotted cichlids. Latest videos are always at the top.

Colony of Tropheus duboisi 'maswa'

This video demonstrates closeups of this species.

  • Adult and juvenile species
  • Video capture date 2010-2011