Mylochromis anaphyrmus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length : 23 cm - 9"
Min. length aquarium : 180 cm - 70"
This fish is rather aggressive, especially to species of their own kind.  The aquarium should be set up on the sides and background with rocks and stones that form caves and crevices. In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space. The substrate should be sandy.  A territory is made and defended fanatic.  You should keep one male together with several females.

You should give them live food such as insect larvae and small shrimp.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.  The male makes a spawning spot in the substrate and he attracts the female to that spot.  After spawning the female takes the eggs in her mouth immediately.  They are fertilized by the male using the dummy egg method. 

Photo Credit

Carsten K. Larsen

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