25b. Perchlike fishes (2): Cichlids from the Great African Lakes (65)

  • Labidochromis caeruleus WHITE

    17. March 2015

    Labidochromis caeruleus is among the most popular cichlids from Lake Malawi. Usually a bright yellow sport of that fish is available in the hobby. Only comparatively recently a white sport of the fish appeared in the ornamental fish trade. It is not an artificial sport, but a variety that is found in the wild. The […]

  • Neolamprologus pulcher

    17. March 2015

    Deep inside of even the straightest democrat seems to live a small royalist. How can it be explained otherways that extraordinary beautiful species of ornamental fish so often get royal popular names? The first Neolamprologus with a lunate tail fin with long filaments was imported around 1958. It very soon was called the “Princess of […]

  • Julidochromis marksmithi

    26. January 2015

    The cichlids of the genus Julidochromis are among the most popular species of cichlid from Lake Tanganyika. Until recently five different species have been recognized. All of them are kept and bred in home aquaria. These are J. dickfeldi, J. marlieri, J. ornatus, J. regani, and J. transcriptus. The most recently described species of those […]

  • Cynotilapia pulpican

    15. September 2014

    At the first glimpse Cynotilapia look very much alike the Malawi Zebras of the genus Maylandia In contrast to the zebras, in Cynotilapia the teeth are monoscupid (with two cusps in zebras). This difference is of more importance than one should think, for the zebras feed on Aufwuchs (eg the algae film on rocks etc. […]

  • Pseudotropheus crabro

    Pseudotropheus crabro

    21. July 2014

    The colorful mouthbrooders from Lake Malawi – the so called mbuna – belong to the most popular aquarium fish over decades already. They are also called the “coralfish of freshwater”, for – like their salty relatives – they unite splendid colours and a rather quarrelsome temper. The latter is due to the very restricted food […]

  • Cyphotilapia frontosa “Black Widow”

    5. November 2012

    We received very nice specimens of this rare mutant of the Lake Tanganjika Humphead, which occured around the year 2004 for the first time. Our fish have a size of 7-8 cm. For our customers: the animals have code 517243 on our stocklist. Please note that we esclusively supply the wholesale trade. Text & photo: […]

  • Pseudotropheus sp. Daktari

    20. June 2012

    We have beautiful, fully coloured German bred specimens of this splendid cichlid that originates from Lake Malawi in stock. Compared with other mbuna this species is quite peaceful. Moreover it is one of the smallest species of mbuna and becomes usually only 10 cm long. For our customers: the fish have code 568263 on our […]

  • Eretmodus cyanostictus MOBA

    4. April 2012

    We have received a very limited number of wild collected specimens of this splendid cichlid from Lake Tanganyika. The colour variety from Moba (D. R. Congo) is one of the most beautiful sports of this species. For our customers: the fish have code 520502 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale […]