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Fish from Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi is famous for it's variety of cichlid species, that inhabit different zones within the lake. These are some of the most colourful and interesting of all aquarium fish, and they are widely kept in large Malawi biotope tanks. Read our article on setting up a Lake Malawi aquarium.

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Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Freiberg's Peacock Cichlid
Copadichromis borleyi
Cyrtocara moorii Blue dolphin cichlid
Melanochromis johanni Johanni Mbuna
Metriaclima estherae Red zebra
Nimbochromis venustus Giraffe Cichlid
Pseudotropheus lombardoi








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Should I have water movement in my tank? Fish from faster flowing rivers love swimming against a current - fish from vegetation choked marshes do not. With todays box filters it is quite easy to get some good water flow for strong swimmers like Rainbowfish, whilst a spray bar attachment can completely remove this for gentler swimmers like Gouramis


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