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Cichlids
Aulonocara baenschi
Aulonocara "eureka"
Aulonocara hueseri
Aulonocara jocobfreibergi
Aulonocara sp."lwanda"
Aulonocara "ruby red"
Aulonocara "orange blotch"
Aulonocara rostratum
Aulonocara stuartgranti

Champsochromis caeruleus

Copadichromis azureus
Copadichromis sp. "azureus whitehead"
Copadichromis borleyi
Copadichromis sp. "mloto likoma"
Copadichromis sp. "virginalis gold"

Cynotilapia afra

Cyrtocara moorii

Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Dimidiochromis strigatus

Fossorochromis rostratus

Iodotropheus sprengerae

Labeotropheus fuelleborni
Labeotropheus trewavasae

Labidochromis caeruleus
Labidochromis sp. "caeruleus purple longnose"
Labidochromis sp. "perlmutt"

Melanochromis auratus
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
Melanochromis johannii

Metriaclima aurora
Metriaclima barlowi
Metriaclima callainos
Metriaclima estherae
Metriaclima fainzilberi
Metriaclima greshakei
Metriaclima hajomaylandi
Metriaclima lombardoi
Metriaclima mbenji
Metriaclima sp. "msobo"
Metriaclima zebra

Nimbochromis livingstonii
Nimbochromis polystigma
Nimbochromis venustus

Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus margrette"
Otopharynx lithobates

Placidochromis electra
Placidochromis sp."electra superior"
Placidochromis milomo
Placidochromis sp."phenochilus tanzania"

Protomelas sp."mbenji thick lips"
Protomelas ornatus
Protomelas sp."spilonotus tanzania"
Protomelas sp."steveni taiwan"
Protomelas taeniolatus

Pseudotropheus crabro
Pseudotropheus demasoni
Pseudotropheus sp. "demasoni mozambique"
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus mpanga"
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus ornatus"
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus ruarwe"
Pseudotropheus sp. "flameback"
Pseudotropheus flavus
Pseudotropheus sp. "perspicax orange cap"
Pseudotropheus sp. "polit"
Pseudotropheus pulpican
Pseudotropheus saulosi
Pseudotropheus socolofi

Sciaenochromis fryeri


Tropheops sp."red cheek"

Tyrannochromis macrostoma

Facts
Lake Malawi map - northern part
Lake Malawi map - southern part

 

 

 


Labeotropheus fuelleborni
AHL, 1927


Photo © Michael Persson
A Labeotropheus fuelleborni MC-male from Katale Island near Chilumba, Malawi.

Handelsnamn och synonymer
Mango fuelleborni, Chilumba-type fuelleborni, Red top fuelleborni, Ochre fuelleborni, Fuelleborn's cichlid, Yellow-sided fuelleborni.

Size
12-17 cm (4.5-6.5 in.), females a bit smaller.

Food
Shrimpmix.

Aquarium
Not smaller than 400 litres (88 gal.), but the larger tank the better.

Habitat
The upper rocky habitat with a lot of turbulence in the water. Where the vawes washes the rocks the water will be rich by oxygen.

Breeding
In tanks with the right size and with the right care it is fairly easy to breed.

General
It's a rather messy cichlid that is best kept together with other sturdy cichlids. Neither should it be kept together with L. trewavasae because they could cross-breed. L. fuelleborni is sensitive to nitrite in the water, probably becauce the oxygen-rich water in their natural environment. Because of this reason you should be careful with the waterchanges. I have to recommend L. fuelleborni wich is a very attractive and interesting cichlid.

Distribution
Labeotropheus fuelleborni is found all over the Lake Malawi in several differnt locally colourations.


Photo © Michael Persson
A Labeotropheus fuelleborni male from Katale Island near Chilumba, Malawi.



Photo © Michael Persson
A Labeotropheus fuelleborni male at Zimbawe Rock, Malawi.



Photo © Michael Persson
A Labeotropheus fuelleborni male at Otter Point, Malawi.

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