Distribution: Lake Tanganyika.
Habitat: It is found in rocky areas in deeper water than it’s congeners.
Maximum Standard Length 4.8″ (12cm).
Many aquarists keep Tropheus in bare setups to reduce territorial behaviour but they can also be maintained in decorated aquaria. If you wish to decorate the tank, use piles of rockwork to form many cave-like structures and hiding places, interspersed with open areas for swimming. In either case, use sand as substrate, and ensure the water is well-oxygenated.