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William's Ice Blue Cichlid (Pseudotropheus Ice Blue Maylandia greshakei)

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William's Ice Blue Cichlids


Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus williamsi
Geo. Origin: Lake-wide distribution
Habitat: Shallow Intermediate Habitat & Turbulent Habitat
Diet: Omnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 5.5"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard

Ps. Williamsi is the type species of the genus. They are found all over the lake and are one of the bigger species and it is believed that all of the unidentified williamsi types may in fact belong to a single species with a wide distribution. Males are mostly blue with a black submarginal band on the dorsal fin. Females can vary from brownish-yellow to grey, but they all have two rows of black spots.