Tramitichromis intermedius

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length : 16 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 160 cm - 60"
English name : Green Faced Lethhrinops
They are rather peaceful to other species, but very aggressive to species of their own kind.  It is wise to keep one male together with several females, so this aggression can be divided.  The aquarium should be set up on the sides and background with stones and rocks that form caves and crevices where they can hide.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  The substrate should be sandy.  Some plants can be used for decoration as well.

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

Breeding is rather easy.  The eggs are laid and fertilized in a previously made breeding pit.  Immediately after that the female takes the eggs in her mouth and she retreats behind the rocks to incubate the eggs during 3-4 weeks.  When the young dishes are swimming free you can raise them with baby brine shrimp and fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Kevin Bauman

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