Sciaenochromis fryeri

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : "Iceberg" Azure Hap
You should keep this fish in an aquarium that is large enough.  When the aquarium is too small they can be very aggressive.  You should keep one male together with several females to divide the aggression.  The aquarium should be set up with rocks and stones that form caves and crevices. The rocks should be firmly anchored. A sandy substrate is appreciated.

They are omnivorous but they prefer powerful live food.

Breeding is easy.  The male digs a crater in the substrate and 50-60 eggs are laid and fertilized in the crater.  Immediately after that the female takes the eggs in her mouth. 3-4 weeks later the young fishes leave the mouth of the mother.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp.


Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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