Species group: Cichlids
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Scientific name: Labidochromis Flavigulis
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.
Male fish are territorial by nature and will display aggressive tendencies towards other males as well as similar looking fish.