Common Name(s)
Livingston's Cichlid
Scientific Name
Nimbochromis livingstonii
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
Lake Malawi, Africa
Temperament
Aggressive
Maximum Size
10 inches
Minimum Tank Size
55 US Galloms
Tank Setup
Provide rocks arranged into caves and lots of open swimming space. A sandy substrate is best.
Tank Region
All.
Diet
Feed meaty foods such as lancefish, prawns, whitebait etc.
Breeding
They are maternal mouthbrooders. A ratio of 1 male to 3-6 females is best. The female will carry the brood of up to 100 eggs for 3 weeks before releasing free swimming fry.
Compatibility
They are generally peaceful with fish too large to be eaten.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 7.6-8.8, Temperature: 75-82 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live for 6-10 years.
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