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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

What fish are good community fish? There is no absolute answer to this, but in general a community tank should contain only species that will tolerate each others behaviour, are approximately the same size, eat the same foods, and accept the same water conditions. Hardy tank bred fish that have adapted somewhat to local water conditions, and have no special dietary requirements usually make good candidates


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