Difficulty:Intermediate Max Growth Size:11cm Temperament:Territorial, keep with Rift Lake Cichlids Preferred Water Parameters: Temperature:23-27 degrees celsius pH Level: 7.5-8.5 General Hardness: Hard Range: Africa: Lake Malawi Diet: Omivorours. but does better with vegetables. Should not have too much protein and should have no fat. African cichlid flake or pellt foods are good as a staple, but the diet should be supplimented with fresh green vegetables such as spinach, romaine lettuce, peas or zucchi Reproduction: Mouthbrooder: after spawning, the females incubate the eggs in their mouth until the fry are free-swimming. Males will mate with multiple females. The fry are easily raised A very popular and sort after cichlid slightly smaller variety of Mbuna is the pocket rocket Pseudotropheus Demasoni. Their striking blue and black bands make them stand out amongst most cichlids. Living out of the rocks in an aquarium, they are territorial by nature but generally a really good addition to the African cichlid aquarium setup.