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GOLDEN YELLOW TROPHEOPS (Tropheops macropthalmus *Kirondo*

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Scientific Name: Tropheops macrophthalmus (Kirondo)
Pronunciation: tr-f-ps mk-rf-thl-ms
Common Name(s): Golden Yellow Tropheops
Geo. Origin: Tanzania and Mozambique
Habitat: Sediment-Free Rocky Habitat
Diet: Herbivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
Maximum Size: 5.5"
Temperature: 78-82°F
pH: 7.8-8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 3
Photo Credit: Ad Konings
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Breeding males are very terrtorial and will defend a large surface of rocks as terrirotry. Females are solitary and are lured in the male territory. Males are golden yellow with light blue dorsal and anal fins. At some places males have a blue glow on their body. At Kirondo, males have a blue patch over the nose and forehead. Females have no markings on their fins are are light brown to yellowish-white in color.