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Lake Malawi Cichlid

Lake Malawi Cichlid

Regular price $13.00 USD
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Cichlids live around the world, but Africa is the homeland of at least 1600 cichlid species. Lake Malawi is one the most famous waters which are a natural cichlid habitat. Since the quality of water differs not only among continents but in the lake itself, evolution led to such abundance in variety of fish species.

Lake Malawi cichlids differ from those living in the waters of America and require slightly different fish tank conditions. Cichlids are not the best species for absolute beginners, but some subtypes are easier to keep than others. Mbuna are definitely a good solution for beginners.

Are Malawi fish aggressive?
All African Malawi Cichlids are territorial by nature, and can be aggressive, particularly towards non-species fish. They can be kept with other types of Malawi cichlids, such as Mbuna and Haplochromis, with Peacocks generally considered somewhat less aggressive.

Requirements

COMMON NAME(S) - Boesemani Rainbow
SCIENTIFIC NAME(S) - Melanotaenia boesemani
MINIMUM TANK SIZE - 120 LITERS
TEMPERATURE - 72 to 77°f
PH - 7.0-8.0
HARDNESS - 9-19KH
TEMPERAMENT - PEACFUL
TANK CARE LEVEL - EASY

Diet

Shipping & Returns

Our Koi can now be delivered via Courier. Fish are delivered in an Oxygenated box, costing £25 per box.
For fish up to 6 inches we can fit 6 in a box, but the very large Koi would need a box of their own.

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