The Tropical Tank Homepage
Article Library Fish Index Tank Setups Forum Links
 
Article Library:
Beginner
Equipment
Health and Disease
Plants
Product Info
Reference
Water Chem
Misc
 

What's New:

Big Fish Campaign

Article on the Big Fish Campaign.

Recently added: article on Feeding Tropical Fish.

All Updates

 
Site Map
Email
About this site
 
Find The Tropical Tank on Facebook Follow The Tropical Tank on Twitter
 

Enjoyed this site?

AquaRank.com
Vote for it and
visit other ranked
aquarium sites...

 
 

Malawi Mbuna Cichlids

Introduction

The articles below focus on the cichlids (pronounced sick-lids) found in Lake Malawi, in East Africa's Rift Valley. They can be roughly divided into two main groups: the rock-dwelling, mainly herbivorous/omnivorous "mbuna" and the open-water species, which are mainly predatory. These articles focus on the colourful mbuna (an African word meaning "rock fish") which are the ones most commonly kept in aquaria.

  Picture of Malawi mbuna cichlids

 

There are few freshwater setups that can compare to a mbuna tank for colour and activity. Hopefully this section will have given you a starting point for setting up your own tank to house these lively and colourful fish. With a little planning and research it is possible to create both a healthy environment for the fish and a stunning display at the same time.

 

 

Google
 
[Home] [Article Library] [Fish Index] [Tank Setups] [Forum] [Site Map]
 
 

The Tropical Tank Copyright © 2000-2014 Sean Evans This website was last updated on 15th November 2014