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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

 

 

 


Nimbochromis livingstonii
GÜNTHER, 1893


Photo © Michael Persson
Nimbochromis livingstonii

Trade names and synonyms
Haplochromis livingstonii, Cyrtocara livingstonii, Paratilapia livingstonii, Hemichromis livingstonii,Astatotilapia livingstonii, Kaligono.

Size
Can reach a size of 25 cm (10 in.), females smaller.

Food
Shrimp mix and mysis.

Aquarium
A cichlid of this size needs a lot of space, a tank size of 700 litres (150 gal.) is a minimum.

Habitat
It is most common in shallow water with sandy/muddy floors.

Breeding

General
Nimbochromis livingstonii is called Kaligono in chiChewa (the most common language in Malawi), which means ”sleeper”. This name comes from the peculiar way this species have developed for hunting, it lies down on the floor and plays dead, when another fish is approaching it will be an easy booty for the Kaligono.
It is also a predator in aquarium so doesn't keep it together with too small fishes, because it will see them as food.

Distribution
Occurs all around the Lake Malawi.


Photo © Michael Persson
Nimbochromis livingstonii male.

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