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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

 

 

 


Labidochromis caeruleus
FRYER, 1956


Photo © Michael Persson
Labidochromis caeruleus "Electric yellow" male.

Trade names and synonyms
Labidochromis tanganyicae, Labidochromis Yellow, Labidochromis electric yellow, Labidochromis Nkali, Labidochromis white, Golden.

Size
Can reach a length of 10-13 cm (4-5 in.), the females are commonly smaller than the male. The male also have more black in the back, anal and ventral fins.

Food
Shrimp mix, brine shrimps and spirulinaflakes.

Aquarium
300 litres and above, arranged with plenty of caves and hiding-places.

Habitat
Occurs in rocky habitats at depths between 10 och 25 m.

Breeding
Modest mbuna which is easy to spawn.

General
Lab. caeruleus is a quiet and peaceful mbuna, a perfect cichlid for beginners.

Distribution
Lab. caeruleus is found at a wide area in the north part of the lake, from Chirmbo Point to Charo in Malawi and between Cape Kaiser and Lundo at the east coast in Tanzania.

The bright yellow variant called "Electric yellow" is found between Charo and Lions Cove at Malawi's coastline in the northeast part of the lake..


Photo © Michael Persson
Labidochromis caeruleus "Nkali" hane.

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