The Malawi Hawk Cichlid (Aristochromis christyi) is a freshwater fish in Lake Malawi. This tropical Cichlid is an open water species, they love explore in a large Aquarium. Malawi Hawk is a large solitary species in nature and so should be kept as a single male specimen, or in harem with one male and several females. Malawi Hawk is one of the largest cichlids in the Lake Malawi and in the wild, they adapted fro preying upon the smaller mbuna and utaka. Buy Live Fish online with Coburg Aquarium in Australia
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The commonly recommended Malawi Hawk tank size is 500 litres. A much larger tank is required if you have space and budget.
A predatory species that should not be combined with tankmates it can fit into its capacious mouth. It can however be combined with similarly-sized fishes that appreciate comparable water conditions. Here are some good Malawi Hawk tank mates to consider:
Although the species is a piscivore by nature (it preys chiefly on other cichlids) it can easily be trained to accept commerial foods, such as pellets. Prawns, mussel, cockle and lancefish are all good choices. Some good commercial food brands for this fish:
You can search more Malawi Hawk food in our High Quality Fish Foods collections.
The filter should be very large and efficient as predatory fish of this size produce a lot of waste. Here are some great brands to consider:
Power head Brands:
The aquarium should be heated, depending on your area’s climate. Install an aquarium heater if necessary.
Aquarium plants can help the fry have a higher survival rate.You can plant some hardy species include: Swordplant, Anubias, Needle Leaf Java Fern, Java fern. Be more creative! Buy our live Aquarium plants Online Click Here
Introduce some rocks, coves, clay pots, driftwood into the mix as well. Meanwhile, smooth rocks will act as breeding grounds for these fish. Ideal Ornaments for your tank:
A sandy substrate is recommended.
A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.
Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums. Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.