Demasoni - The Consolidated Fish Farms Inc.

Demasoni

Country of Origin: 🇺🇸USA
Regular price $12.00
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Demasoni

General Background

Demasoni cichlids, also known as the Dwarf Mbuna, is a relatively small, omnivorous fish native to the lakes of central Africa. This bright and colorful fish is a desired pet for fish lovers due to its natural zebra-like colorization. However, they are generally aggressive in nature and do not get along well with other fish species.

The natural habitat of the Demasoni fish is the rocky shorelines of central African lakes near Malawi and the Ndumbi reef near the Tanzania coast. Due to their omnivorous diet, these fish species focus much of their diet on algae, nymphs, insects, snails, zooplankton, and mites. This varied diet ensures this species receives the proper amount of nutrients crucial for their overall health and wellbeing.

Tankmates

The Demasoni fish is highly aggressive, which makes finding a tank mate somewhat tricky. These fish residing within rocky areas have been known to fend off fish two to three times their size to protect their territory. In addition, in their natural environment, this species gathers in large groups. While this may seem counterintuitive to their aggressive nature, staying in large groups prevents aggressive males from focusing on particular fish.

To keep this species as a pet, it is essential to find the right balance of tank mates. This includes using members of the same species within the tank, as the Demasoni will be aggressive to other species. Unfortunately, this aggression translates to its own species, which is why it is essential to have a minimum of six fish of this species in a tank together, which should contain a mix of males and females.

Feed

Demasoni fish are natural omnivores, so finding the right balance of food for them in their tank should not be difficult. While they consume small portions of meat in the form of small insects, mites, snails, nymphs, and zooplankton, their ability to consume small vegetable matter makes them ideal for processed fish food.

Feeding Demasoni fish should be done in small quantities, multiple times a day. This can occur by feeding them a mixture of flakes, pellets, shrimp, worms, or vegetables.

FAQ

What is the lifespan of a Demasoni fish?

If kept in an environment similar to their natural one, these robust fish can live as long as ten years.

How can you tell the sex of a Demasoni fish?

While both sexes of this fish have vertical blue and black stripes, males have egg spots on the anal fin, whereas females do not.

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.

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