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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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Frontosa Cichlid (Cyphotilapia frontosa)

Frontosa Cichlid (Cyphotilapia frontosa)

The Frontosa Cichlid (Cyphotilapia frontosa) is a popular pelagic species native to Lake Tanganyika in East Africa where it inhabits the northern half of the lake. Although it is identified by its scientific name as Cyphotilapia frontosa; it is also known as Paratilapia frontosa and Pelmatochromis frontosus by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. The Frontosa 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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