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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

The biggest killer of tropical fish is overfeeding. Uneaten food decays and pollutes the water, even with adequate filtration. Adult fish should remain unfed one day each week, and almost all commonly available species will be completely fine if unfed during a two week vacation


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