Trout Cichlid (Champsochromis caeruleus)

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Trout Cichlid

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Trout Cichlid

Champsochromis caeruleus

Challenging

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.5 - 8.3

[[Minimum temperature::24 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::26 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

5-30 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae



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Additional names

Malawi Trout, Trout Cichlid, Malawi Lion

Additional scientific names

Paratilapia caerulea, Copadichromis caeruleus, Cyrtocara caerulea


Origin

Endemic to Lake Malawi.

Sexing

Mature males are blue with some yellow/orange colored spots, long flowing anal and dorsal fins that may reach the tail. Females are generally silver with a black line that runs down the entire length of the body.

Tank compatibility

Best kept with similar sized or larger Lake Malawi species.

Diet

Pellets seem to be accepted well by them. There nature diet is small fish or lake sardine.

Feeding regime

Once a day feeding for adults will do and two to three small meals for young fish.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

A very large Lake Malawi Cichlid with an equally large mouth. See sexing for more details.

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