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TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Cichlids - Malawi - Miscellaneous Open Water> Malawi Trout Haplochromis thola Champsochromis caeruleus
Malawi Trout Haplochromis thola Champsochromis caeruleus
Price: £13.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: Temporarily out of stock
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Champsochromis caeruleus (Malawi Trout, Haplochromis thola)
A big predatory species with a tapreing but robust head. Males are steely blue with yellowish fins, females yellowy-brown.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Whilst large and predatory, this fish is not especially aggressive and can be kept with other robust fish of comparable size. It is a maternal mouthbrooder, but owing to its adult size, captive breeding is relatively rare. Wild fish feed primarily on smaller fish particularly the cyprinids known as lake sardines, Engraulicypris. In captivity, these fish will eat most foods including shrimp, earthworms, and once settled in, flakes and pellets. Given its size, only suitable for large aquaria with excellent filtration.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Lake Malawi, Africa|
|Size||At least 30 cm|
|Water Parameters||Hard, alkaline water essential|