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Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus

By H. Blair Howell

© H. Blair Howell, Click to enlarge.

© H. Blair Howell, Click to enlarge.
Common Name: Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus
Latin Name: Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus
Origin: Lake Malawi
Temperature: 75 - 80
Ease Of Keeping: Moderate
Aggressivness: Can be very aggressive
Size: Up to 10 inches
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Food: Feed a good quality flake or pellet.
Spawn: Maternal mouth brooder
Comments: This is a large Malawian piscavore (fish eater). They can be quite aggressive and shouldn't be kept with smaller fish. While this fish is classed in the genus Nimbochromis it is believed that it may actually be closer related to fish in the genus Tyrannochromis. Males of this fish develope beautiful coloration. The fish pictured is a 7 - 8 inch male.

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