Acei Cichlid

Acei Cichlid
Latin name:
(Pseudotropheus sp. )

Care Level





Blue, Yellow



Preferred Conditions

76-82° F, KH 10-15, pH 7.8-8.6

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

55 gallons


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The Pseudotropheus Acei are a peaceful species of Cichlid, and so it is important to provide plenty of room for them to swim and plenty of hiding places. It is recommended to use an aragonite-based substrate to maintain the necessary high pH and alkalinity. Additionally, the substrate should be mixed with or covered by darker gravel to reduce the amount of reflected light in the aquarium. With these considerations in mind, you can be sure to create a comfortable and stress-free environment for your Pseudotropheus Acei. Furthermore, the use of limestone and African driftwood will help to create hiding places and caves that these Cichlids prefer.

In order to achieve the most successful spawning experience, the male should have at least three female companions. The female will deposit the eggs onto a flat surface and the male will release sperm to fertilize them. Following this, the female will incubate the eggs for up to three weeks, during which time the fry will be released. To ensure that the fry are getting the proper nutrition, it is recommended to feed them newly hatched brine shrimp, daphnia, or ground flake food. Additionally, the aquarium should be kept clean and the water temperature should be set to the optimal range for the species. It is also important to provide a secure environment for the fry to prevent them from being eaten by other tank inhabitants.

The Pseudotropheus Acei is a tropical fish that feeds upon the sediment covered rocks and wood in nature. A balanced diet of dried seaweed and other plant based flake and pellet foods is necessary to keep this fish healthy.