Keeping SnapshotDifficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 35 cm
Temperament: Territorial, keep with Rift Lake Cichlids
Preferred Water Parameters
pH Level: 7.5 - 8.5
General Hardness: Hard
Africa: Lake Malawi
Mouthbrooder: after spawning, the females incubate the eggs in their mouth until the fry are free-swimming. Males will mate with multiple females. The fry are easily raised with first foods such as baby brine shrimp.
Carnivorous. Piscivorous, feeding mainly on small fish. Frozen and dry foods.
Streamlined fish predator, best kept in a large tank with some hiding places and plenty of open swimming space. Males are much more colourful when mature.
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