Labidochromis chisumulae

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length : 8 cm - 3"
Min. length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
English name : Chisumula
You should keep one male of this species together with several females.  The aquarium should be decorated with  a substrate of fine gravel and a lot of rocks that form caves and crevices.  They can be combined with other cichlids from Lake Malawi that are not too large . 

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live. frozen and dry food.

Breeding is rather easy.  The eggs are laid in a pit.  After that the female takes the eggs in her mouth immediately.  They are fertilized by the male using the dummy egg method.  After 2 weeks the young fishes leave the mouth of the mother.  At that time they are large enough to eat fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit
Emst Vechte Aquaristiek

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