Lake Malawi

Venustus Cichlid (Nimbochromis venustus)

Venustus Cichlid (Nimbochromis venustus) The Venustus Cichlid (Nimbochromis Venustus) Is a favourite amongst cichlid keepers due to it’s stunning colouring and keen intelligence. It’s striking pattern has also lead to this fish being described as the ‘Giraffe Cichlid’. Be wary with the fish you house with this cichlid. The Venustus Cichlid

red peacock cichlid

Red Peacock Cichlid (Aulonocara sp.) The Red Peacock Cichlid (Aulonocara sp.) is a captive bred color morph of the peacock cichlid. They have a body that displays vivid reds and oranges, contrasted with bright blue markings on the face, tail and fins. These cichlids generally get on with most fish,

Kenyi Cichlid (Metriaclima lombardoi)

Kenyi Cichlid (Metriaclima lombardoi) The Kenyi Cichlid (Metriaclima lombardoi) is also called the Lombardoi Cichlid, Golden Zebra Cichlid,  Metriaclima lombardoi or Pseudotropheus lilancinius. They are a semi-aggressive Cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi. The striking difference between the bright blue of the female, to the vibrant yellow of the males, make this species a

Electric Yellow Cichlid (Labidochromis caeruleus)

Electric Yellow Cichlid (Labidochromis caeruleus) The Electric Yellow Cichlid (Labidochromis caeruleus) can also be called the Yellow Lab, Electric Yellow Lab, Yellow Labido, Lemon Yellow Lab, or Lemon drop Cichlid. This Cichlid is an mbuna, a small and dynamic rock-dwelling group originating from Lake Malawi. Their vibrant colouring makes them a firm favourite

Electric Blue Cichlid (Sciaenochromis fryeri)

Electric Blue Cichlid (Sciaenochromis fryeri) The striking blue of the male Electric Blue Cichlid (Sciaenochromis fryeri) takes up to a year to develop, whereas females will always be paler in colour. Like other mouth-brooding cichlids, eggs are fertilized in the female’s mouth. Once they emerge, the young do not return to their

Compressiceps Cichlid (Dimidiochromis compressiceps)

Compressiceps Cichlid (Dimidiochromis compressiceps) The Compressiceps Cichlid (Dimidiochromis compressiceps), or Malawi Eye-biter, is an African Cichlid found in the shallow water and submerged vegetation, of Lake Malawi. It is the only known predator to eat its prey tail first. It has also been observed biting the eyes out of other fish

Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid (Metriaclima callainos)

Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid (Metriaclima callainos) The Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid (Metriaclima callainos), can also be referred to as the Cobalt Blue Cichlid or Zebra Malawi Cichlid. The vibrant colour of the cobalt blues coupled with their ability to be housed in a community aquarium, make these cichlids a firm favourite amongst cichlid

Bumblebee Cichlid (Pseudotropheus crabro)

Bumblebee Cichlid (Pseudotropheus crabro) You will find the attractive Bumblebee Cichlid (Pseudotropheus crabro) in the deepwater caves of Lake Malawi in Africa. They will also be referred to as the Hornet Cichlid, or Chameleon Cichlid. The Bumblebee has a golden yellow body with vertical brown to black bars running the length of its body. This eye

Blue zebra cichlid

Blue Peacock Cichlid (Aulonocara nyassae) The Blue Peacock Cichlid (Aulonocara nyassae), is a stunningly colored fish from Lake Malawi. The male Peacock is a bright yellow to metallic blue, whereas, the females take on a drab brown to gray color. They are only aggressive towards their own species, making them great