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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.


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White Tail

White Tail

Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus acei

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Lake Malawi

Family: Cichlidae


Other Names: Acei, White Tail Acei, Yellow Tail Acei, Yellow-tailed Acei, Pseudotropheus sp. "acei"



Technical Info

Temperature: 23 - 28 ℃

pH: 7.8 - 8.6

GH: 10 - 20

Max size: 13 cm

Min Tank size: 100 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



This species of Pseudotropheus Acei are a deep purple with yellow dorsal and tail fin. The pectoral fin may be white with some yellow in it, and the anal fin may be white as well. Male and Female Acei are almost identical in coloration except for a slight difference in the dorsal fin. Male Acei will tend to have more blue in the dorsal fin where a female dorsal will be mostly yellow. Also, the male tends to grow a lot larger then females.



Feed green vegetables and flake/pellets with spirulina



Pseudotropheus acei is an ovophile mouth brooder, which means that the female will incubate and hatch the eggs in her buchal pouch, and then continue to hold the fry until the yolk sacs have been consumed. A typical holding period for this Cichlid is three weeks, and the female will not eat during this time. Females can have around 50 fry per spawning, although this can greatly vary depending on her size and experience. Once the eggs are done incubating the female spits them out and they are left to fend for themselves.


Compatible with

Combine with other Malawi cichlids, generally a less aggressive mbuna.



Males can become aggressive during breeding, and ratios of 1 male to 3-4 females are recommended.