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Demasoni Cichlid

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Fish / pet store,
Worked with fish (didn’t own)

Appearance

5/5

Health

5/5

Easy to Feed

N/A

Easy Environment Needs

5/5

Compatibility with other species

2/5

Compatibility with own species

3/5

Activity Level

5/5

Visibility

5/5

Breeding

N/A

Interaction with owner

4/5

Demasoni

By

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Posted Mar 02, 2013

Demasoni Cichlids are one of the most beautiful cichlids, with their fabulous deep blue colouring and indigo stripes.

They do best in large communities, and the numbers are very important. Too small a group and they will develop aggressive behaviour – Particularly from the alpha male who will be all consumed with killing all other males in the group until only he remains. In large groups (of 12 or more) you will find the alpha male will leave the sub-dominant males alone as there should be a big enough group with enough females. They are very hard to sex, however overall the balance of males to females is unimportant as long as the group is big enough.

Also caves are essential to these fish and they will display territorialism over any nooks and crannies, so there needs to be plenty! They rather like to remain fairly elusive, and prefer to keep close to the rocks, which can lead to some amusing behaviour, with the fish ‘peeking’ from out of the caves.

They are not particularly fussy eaters though they are largely vegetarian, so will need to be given plenty of food with Spirulina and algae.

I really like Demasoni cichlids and find them both an attractive and an interesting species to keep.

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