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Chisumulu Pearl Cichlid

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Species group:

Other common names:

Scientific name: Labidochromis Flavigulis

The basics:
Labidochromis Flavigulis is a cichlid which is native to Lake Malawi, and specifically to the lake's Chizumulu Island. It lives in shallow water between 2 - 10 meters deep, and is mainly found among small rocks. Labidochromis Flavigulis is a maternal mouthbrooder that is relatively easy to breed. The Chisumulu Pearl Cichlid is a member of the Mbuna Cichlid group. The name mbuna means "rockfish" in the language of the Tonga people of Malawi. As the name implies, mbuna are the cichilds that live among piles of rocks. Labidochromis Flavigulis should be fed a mix of quality pellets, flakes, krill, artemia etc.

Appearance:

Size:
0-3 inches

Temperament:
Male fish are territorial by nature and will display aggressive tendencies towards other males as well as similar looking fish.

Housing

Temperature:
78.00-82.00 °F

pH:
8.60-0.00

Alkalinity:
0.000-0.000 mg/L

wonderful

entertaining, lovely colour, african cichlid tank, dedicated cichlid tanks

challenging

aggressive, terrible adolescent phase, boss, right pest

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