Demasoni Cichlid, or Pseudotropheus demasoni, is a type of cichlid fish popular in the aquarium trade.
This fish was named after Laif DeMason, an American importer and breeder of Cichlid fish. It belongs to the Mbuna group of haplochromine cichlids.
When stressed, the color of this fish becomes paler but still similar to its normal color.
Demasoni Cichlid Interesting Facts
- Found only in Tanzania’s Lake Malawi, specifically Pombo Rocks.
- Named after American cichlid importer/breeder Laif DeMason.
- Males and females both have dark blue colors with black vertical stripes.
- Territorial fish; provides parental care via mouthbrooding.
Demasoni Cichlid Habitat
Demasoni Cichlid is a type of cichlid fish found only in Lake Malawi’s Pombo Rocks, located in Tanzania.
Demasoni Cichlid Physical Characteristics
Size: 3.9 inches (10 centimeters)
Demasoni Cichlid grows up to 3.9 inches (10 centimeters) long. Both male and female Demasoni Cichlids have dark blue colors with black vertical stripes and light blue or white stripes.
Males have egg-spots on their anal fins while females may not have them. Males also grow larger than females.
Demasoni Cichlid Reproduction
Like most Mbuna fish, Demasoni Cichlids are territorial and provide parental care by mouthbrooding their offspring (the mother carries the eggs in her mouth).