Month: October 2020


Malawi Cichlids Tank Mates

Malawi Cichlids Tank Mates

Malawi Cichlids Tank Mates are a vital component of every successful Malawi Cichlid aquarium.  There are many misconceptions concerning the types of tank mates compatible with Malawi Cichlids.  In this article we will explore which tank mates are most suitable for Malawi Cichlids.


Worst Tank Mates For Malawi Cichlids

Let us start with the worst tank mates for Malawi Cichlids.  The list is pretty extensive.  First on the list are discus fish.  Discus fish are definitely not compatible with Malawi Cichlids.  Malawi cichlids require water temperatures in the 78-80 degrees range while discus require extremely warm temperatures in the 82-86 degrees range.  Malawi Cichlids require higher ph and that is why they do great in aquariums with crushed coral as the substrate.  Discus fish require lower ph and cannot have crushed coral as substrate.  Finally both Malawi Cichlids and Discus are very aggressive in nature so will not make good tank mates together.

Second on the list of worst tank mates for Malawi cichlids are Ange Fish.  Angel Fish are fairly delicate fish.  Malawi Cichlids will bite the fins of angel fish.  Angel Fish are also very territorial and would not work out well with Malawi Cichlids.

Third on the list of the worst tank mates for Malawi Cichlids are Oscar Fish.  Oscars are slow moving aggressive fish.  They do not do well in high ph and will not do survive with Malawi Cichlids.


Best Tank Mates for Malawi Cichlids

Now that we know the worst tank mates for Malawi Cichlids lets discuss the best tank mates.  When it comes to Malawi Cichlids the answer is simple:  Malawi Cichlids should only be kept with only Malawi Cichlids of their type.  That means that you should not mix African cichlids with South American Cichlids.  If …


News Prior to 2007


Full of novelties, with: The culmination of a page, started a long time ago, on the feeding strategies of Lake Cichlids. Access to numerous maps of the lake and its surroundings and historical accounts of exploration of the lake, to discover the lake from an angle.

Breeding session and news photo of Lethrinops sp. “Red Cap Tanzania”.

Addition of pages for the following species: Aulonocara sp. “stuartgranti maleri”, Copadichromis cyaneus, Copadichromis sp. “verduyni dwarf”, Cynotilapia sp “mbamba”, Lethrinops sp. “mbasi”, Melanochromis vermivorus, Petrotilapia sp. “retrognathus”, Pseudotropheus sp. “elongatus chewere”, Pseudotropheus sp. “elongatus mbenji blue”, Pseudotropheus sp. “elongatus slab”, Pseudotropheus sp. “elongatus yellow tail”, Tilapia rendalli, Tropheops macrophtalmus. The lake crab, Potamonotus orbitospinus, joins the non-cichlids.

Added new photos of Aulonocara baenschi, Aulonocara hansbeanschi, Copadichromis borleyi, Cynotilapia afra, Cynotilapia sp “Lion”, Dimidiochromis strigatus, Fossorochromis rostratus, Labidochromis chisumulae, Maylandia sp. “zebra gold”, Melanochromis joanjohnsonae, Otopharynx lithobates, Protomelas sp. “steveni taiwan”,


Addition of photos, most of which were taken in situ by Gwénael Christien or at Abysse, for Aulonocara stuartgranti, Copadichromis trawavasae, Cynotilapia afra, Nimbochromis linni, Nimbochromis polystigma, Otopharynx lithobates, Pseudotropheus polit.

New pages with photos from the same sources for Aulonocara baenschi, Aulonocara hansbaenschi, Aulonocara hueseri, Aulonocara koningsi, Aulonocara sp. “Walteri”, Copadichromis azureus, Copadichromis borleyi, Fossorochromis rostratus, Maylandia aurora, Maylandia estherae, Maylandia fainzilberi, Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos, Melanochromis parallelus, Mylochromis gracilis, Otopharynxomo, Placochromis gracilis, Otopharynxomo walteris, Modestochromisochromeus, Tropharynxomo, Placochromis, Stigroochmateus, Otopharynxomo, Placochromis mochrochmateus, Otopharynxomo. “Chitimba”, and finally, a sponge, with Malawispongia echinoides.
Thank you to Gwénaël and Eric Zeitoun for their kindness.


New pages on Aulonocara jacobfreibergi, Champsochromis caeruleus, Cynotilapia pulpican, Dimidiochromis strigatus, Lethrinops sp. “Nyassae Mbawa”, Maylandia elegans and a non-Cichlid with Engraulicypris sardella. – New pictures of Lethrinops sp. “Nyassae”, Pseudotropheus sp “acei” and Pseudotropheus demasoni


Replacement and addition of many photos, following the acquisition of a digital …

Actualité arrives

Great novelty! On March 1, 2007, the Malawi section of Gabriel’s Aqua’pages becomes a full-fledged site, with a look of its own and a small update.
New pages with photos of Buccochromis spectabilis, Cynotilapia sp. “hara”, Labeotropheus fuelleborni, Labidochromis sp. “Mbamba”, Lethrinops albus, Maylandia elegans, Maylandia sp. “msobo”, Maylandia sp. “Patricki”, Maylandia zebra, Pseudotropheus saulosi, Pseudotropheus sp. “masinje”, Taeniochromis holotaenia, Tropheops microstoma
Some in situ videos can also be viewed from the site.…


12 New Photo Pages

For this update of November 22, 2007, no article for lack of motivation, but photos:
New Cichlidophiles pages for Caprichromis orthognathus, Dimidiochromis compressiceps, Exochochromis anagenys, Gephyrochromis lawsi, Hemitilapia oxyrhyncha, Maylandia mbenjii, Mylochromis plagiotaenia, Petrotilapia sp “Chitimba”, Placidochromis sp. “jalo”, Protomelas fenestratus, Protomelas taeniolatus, Pseudotropheus sp. “zebra long pelvics”
New pictures of Cichlids for Aulonocara sp. “stuartgranti maleri”, Copadichromis trewavasae, Labidochromis chisumulae, Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus, Nimbochromis venustus.…


New Enhanced Version of The Site

In less than a year here is already a new version: Same look, but new structure. The site becomes dynamic and allows you to participate! Update also on the background:
– New pages: Cichlids bear their names, Feeding technique for sabulicoles, Bucchochromis roadhesii, Otopharynx tetrastigma,
– Enriched pages: New videos filmed in situ, Text and photo for Maylandia sp. “aurora blacktail”, Mylochromis plagiotaenia, Photo for Melanochromis joanjohnsonae,
– Photo replacement for Cynotilapia sp. “Hara”, Placidochromis sp. “phenochilus tanzania”,…


Konings DVD on Cichlids of Lake Malawi

In 2007, Ad Konings released a DVD on “Feeding Behavior in Malawian Cichlids”.

It now comes to us in French, translated by Estelle Jonas.

For 56 minutes, Ad. Presents us, in the form of detailed photos and close-up videos, the feeding methods with which these fish adapt to their environment.

The DVD is available at Abysse for € 30.…


Alticorpus spp.

I suggest you discover a genre that is too rarely discussed in discussions with aquarists. A genus including species of great depth, which one does not meet on the stocklists of specialized stores.
Alticorpus and its 5 described species are entering the site.…