Tropheus sp. 'ikola'

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This vibrant colored cichlid (family Cichlidae) is found in the Lake Tanganyika.

Care tips

  • Rocky Tanganyika tank setup
  • Mainly herbivore eater
  • Spirulina based diet
  • Feed several times per day (small amounts)
  • Aggressive (keep in species specific tank)
  • Keep as a colony
  • Mouthbrooder

Tropheus sp. 'ikola' is also known by Kaiser Tropheus, Kaiser I and Tropheus moorii ikola.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the Tropheus sp. ikola that my father have kept in the past.

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Photo gallery

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Video gallery

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