African Cichlids 

Facts about lake malawi 

Did you know lake Malawi is 360 miles long and  is 2,300 feet deep  it can also be seen from space. and has 800 species of cichlids and some have yet to be found and listed.

 

Species- Maylandia lombardoi

Common Name- Kenyi Cichlids

Care Level- Easy

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult Size- 4 Inches

Tank Size- 55 Gallons

 

Species- Melanochromis auratus

Common name- Auratus

Care level- easy

Temperament- aggressive

Adult size- 4 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons 

Species- Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos

Common name- Maingano

Care level- easy

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult size- 4 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons 

Species- Melanochromis johannii

Care level- easy

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult size- 5 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons 

Species- Melanochromis lepidiadaptes

Care level- easy

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult size- 4 inches

Tank size 55 gallons 

Juveniles 

Species- Labidochromis- caeruleus

Common Name-Yellow Labid

Care Level- Easy

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult Size- 4 Inches

Tank Size- 55 Gallons

 

Species- Nimbochromis- venustus

Common Name- Venustus Cichlid

Care Level- Easy

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult Size- 12 Inches

Tank Size- 55 Gallons 

 

Species- Nimbochromis-livingstonii

Common name- Liveingston's Cichlid

Care Level- Moderate

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult Size- 10 Inches

Tank Size- 55 Gallons

 Species- Nimbochromis linni

Common name- Elephant nose polystigma

Care level- Easy

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult size- 14 inches

Tank size 80 gallons or bigger

Species- Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus

Care level- Easy

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult size- 10 inches

Tank size- 80 gallons or bigger 

Species- Sciaenorchromis-Ahli / Haplochromis-Ahli

Common Name- Hap Ahli, Electric Blue

Care Level- Easy

TemperamentAggressive

Adult Size- 6 Inches

Tank Size- 55 Gallons

 

Species- Cynotilapia Afra

Common name- Dog Tooth Cichlid 

Care Level- Moderate

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult Size- 8 Inches

Tank Size- 55 Gallons

 

Species- Copadichromis borli

Care Level- Moderate

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult Size- 6 Inches

Tank Size 55 Gallons 

Adult 

Species- Labeotropheus fuelleborni

Common name- Blue Mumbuna

Care Level- Moderate

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult Size- 5 Inches

Tank Size- 55 Gallons 

Species- Protomelas taeniolatus

Common name- Red Empress Cichlid

Care Level- Moderate

Temperament- Semi Aggressive

Adult Size- 6 Inches

Tank Size- 55 Gallons 

Species- Placidochromis electra

Care level- easy

Temperament- Semi Aggressive

Adult Size- 6 inches

Tank Size- 55 gallons

This cichlid should be kept in groups of six or more. Its a great cichlid for beginners easy to care for and very active.  They do like sand bottom aquariums over gravel. Also should only be kept in a tank of 55 gallons or bigger. 

 

Species- Aulonocara maylandi

Common name- Mayland's Peacock/ Sulphurhead Peacock

Care level- Easy

Temperament- Semi aggressive

Adult size 4 - 5 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons or bigger 

Species- Aulonocara baenschi

Common name- Yellow Regal Cichlid/ Baenschi's Peacock

Care level- Easy

Temperment- Semi aggressive

Adult size- 4 -5 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons or bigger

Species- Aulonocara stuartgranti

Common name- Grant's Peacock

Care level- Easy

Temperament- peaceful

Adult size- 4 - 5 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons or bigger