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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

 

 

 


Tropheops sp. "red cheek"


Photo © Michael Persson
Tropheops sp. "red cheek" male from Likoma Island, Malawi.

Trade names and synonyms
Pseudotropheus Tropheops red cheek, Pseudotropheus Tropheops red head, Pseudotropheus Big eye, Macropthalmus Red cheek.

Size
At the most 14-15 cm (5.5-6 in.), females are significant smaller.

Food
Shrimpmix

Aquarium
Above 300 litres.

Habitat
Turbulent water in rocky habitat.

Breeding
Not so easy to spawn like many other mbunas, but still it is relatively easy to spawn.

General
In the wild the male guards a territory of around 2 m in diameter at a rock. A very attractive cichlid which I gladly recommend, best kept together with other rough cichlids.

Distribution
Tropheops sp."red cheek" is mostly exported from Likoma and Chizumulu Islands, but they also occurs from Cape Kaiser to Ikombe and between Tsano Rocks and Zambo Point.


Photo © Michael Persson
Tropheops sp. "red cheek" female from likoma Island, Malawi.



Photo © Michael Persson
Tropheops sp. "red cheek" male from Chizumulu Island, Malawi.

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