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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

Cichlids? There are estimated to be over 2000 different Cichlid species in the wild, of all sizes, shapes and colours. Many require very specialist conditions such as those coming from the sandy/rocky waters of Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. Others, such as the Apistogramma dwarf cichlids from the Amazon basin require softer water and a well-planted tank. In general cichlids do not make good community fish as they can get quite aggressive, especially when spawning - but a specialist cichlid tank is certainly a sight to behold, and can be very rewarding for the more experienced aquarist


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