Adult Size: Up to 10 inches
Life Expectancy: 10 years
Habitat: Lake Malawi, Africa
Minumum Tank Size: 50 gallon
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Temperature Range: 78°F
pH Range: 7.0-8.0
Hardness Range: 10 - 15
Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore – but in its diet, plant/vegetable matter should be plentiful.
Breeding & Spawning: Mouth brooder; takes about 3 weeks for fry to emerge once the mother starts holding eggs in her mouth.
Gender: Once out of the juvenile stage, males will become a very bright yellow.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart