African Cichlid | Livingstoni

African Cichlid | Livingstoni

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Scientific Name: Nimbochromis livingstonii

Common Name: Livingston's Cichlid, Livingston's Hap, Livingstonii

Adult Size: 10 inches

Life Expectancy: 10 years

Habitat: Lake Malawi, Africa

Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 74°F-82°F
  • pH Range: 7.4-8.6
  • Hardness Range: 10-20

    Temperament: Aggressive

    Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; does well with flakes and pellets designed for african cichlids. Diet should be supplimented with live foods such as insect larvae, aquatic insects, fish, earthworms, tubifex worms and crustaceans or green vegetables such as romaine lettuce, spinach, peas or zucchini.

    Breeding & Spawning: Egg layer, mouth brooder and forms matriarchal families. Like a flat stone or slate to lay the eggs on. The female will lay up to 100 eggs.

    Gender: Males are generally more colorful. The fin edges are often red in color. Males also have brighter egg spots. 

    Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart


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