How big do Malawi cichlids get?
The size range of this group is reasonably large, however depending upon the aquarium into which they are to be housed, there is generally a Malawi which would be appropriate. They can grow to between 5 to 20cm. Many of these fish show colour differences between the sexes.
Can all Lake Malawi cichlids live together?
No, not all cichlids can live together. Cichlids that usually get along are the ones of the same type. For example, African cichlids go well together. The same goes for South American cichlids, etc.
How long do Malawi cichlids live?
African Cichlid Facts & Overview
|Scientific name:||Pseudotropheus sp.|
|Common names:||African cichlid|
|Life expectancy:||6–10 years|
What Malawi cichlids go together?
What Kind of Fish Can You Put with Cichlids?
|Cichlids||Types of Fish You can put in Tank with Cichlid|
|African Cichlid||Rafael Catfish, Plecos, Synodontis catfish and Larger Rainbowfish.|
|Dwarf Cichlids (Including South American Cichlids and Checkerboard)||Compatible with most fish species, including Tetra,|
What size tank do I need for Malawi cichlids?
Aquarium requirements They require a tank temperature of 23-28 degrees and a PH of 7.8-8.6. They will require a tank of at least 90 litres in size for a pair or small group, they require a rocky terrain with lots of caves to hide within, coral gravel is often used to raise PH as well as adding Malawi salts.
Can you put two cichlids together?
Because cichlids are mostly aggressive, they are generally not community fish and only do best in species tanks. Keeping cichlids from the same region together is also recommended. For instance, mbuna and peacock cichlids will do well together since they both come from Lake Malawi in the east coast of Africa.
How many cichlids can I put in a 55 gallon tank?
A 55 gallon tank can house up to 15 African cichlids depending on species, maximum size and temperament.