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Electric Yellow Cichlid (Labidochromis caeruleus)

Electric Yellow Cichlid (Labidochromis caeruleus)

The Electric Yellow Cichlid (Labidochromis caeruleus) also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Lemon Yellow Lab, Yellow Lab , Electric Yellow Lab, Blue Streak hap., Electric Yellow or Yellow Prince.    It is a naturally occurring dark cave dwelling species variant of Labidochromis caeruleus that is found at depths up to 65 feet […]

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Male Pearl Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid (Metriaclima callainos)

Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid (Metriaclima callainos)

The Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid (Metriaclima callainos) hail from the sandy shallows and deeper rocky waters of lake Malawi, Africa and is known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Blue Cichlid, Zebra Malawi Cichlid, Cobalt Blue Mbuna and Cobalt Zebra. The entire body of the male Cobalt Blue Zebra is a […]

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Cynotilapia zebroides - cobue Male

Afra Edwardi (Cynotilapia zebroides – “Cobue”)

The Afra Edwardi, Cynotilapia zebroides (Cobue) is a dwarf Lake Malawi Mbuna cichlid found in Cobwe’, Mozambique.   In their Natural Habitat, Cynotilapia zebroides are found in the deeper to intermediate rocky regions and open waters of the lake.  They are also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Orangeback Mozambique, Edwardi afra, Orange Backs, […]

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White Tail Acei (Pseudotropheus acei “ngara”)

White Tail Acei (Pseudotropheus acei “ngara”)

The White Tail Acei (Pseudotropheus acei “ngara”) is a shoaling Mbuna cichlid found in the Ngara and Karonga areas of Africa’s Lake Malawi, that is closely related to the Orange Top Moori (Gephyrochromis moorii). All Acei have vivid, bright colors that are generally blue to deep purples and violets that become darker and more electric […]

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Gephyrochromis moorii

Orange Top Moori (Gephyrochromis moorii)

The Orange Top Moori (Gephyrochromis moorii) is a Lake Malawi species that is found near Msuli Point, predominantly at Senga Bay, in the southern end of the lake. Orange Top Moori are also referred to by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Yellow Tail Acei, White Tail Acei, and G. Moori. They are a close relative […]

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Eastern Happy (Astatotilapia calliptera)

Eastern Happy (Astatotilapia calliptera)

Eastern Happy (Astatotilapia calliptera) are found in Lakes Malawi, Chiuta and Chilwa; the Lower Zambezi, Buzi, Pungwe and Save River systems, and near Thumbi East Island in Lake Malawi.  They are also recognized as Haplochromis callipterus by some tropical fish keeping enthusiasts and are commonly called the Eastern Bream, Eastern Happy or Calliptera. The Eastern Happy cichlid […]

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Blue Moorii Cichlid (Cyrtocara moorii) pair

Blue Moorii Cichlid (Cyrtocara moorii)

The Blue Moorii Cichlid (Cyrtocara moorii) is also referred to by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Blue Dolphin Cichlid, Malawi Blue Dolphin Cichlid, Hump head, Blue Lumphead, Hap moorii, and Humphead Mouthbrooder. The Blue Moorii (Cyrtocara moorii); previously listed as Haplochromis moorii, is a rather large exotic species that comes from Lake Malawi in […]

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Golden Mbuna (Melanochromis auratus)

Golden Mbuna (Melanochromis auratus)

The Golden Mbuna (Melanochromis auratus) is also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Malawi Golden Chiclid, Auratus Chiclid, Golden Cichlid and Golden Pseudotropheus. Golden Mbuna are endemic to the rocky shorelines of Lake Malawi in Africa. They occupy the rocky areas of the southern part of the lake from Jalo Reef, to the […]

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