Quick “at a glance” care sheets for many of the most commonly kept aquarium fish.

Riverine Species
Common Name
Scientific Name
Anomalochromis thomasi
Buttikoferi
Tilapia buttikoferi
Nanochromis parilus
Astatotilapia calliptera
Jewel Cichlid
Hemichromis bimaculatus
Lifalili Cichlid
Hemichromis lifalili
Kribensis
Pelvicachromis pulcher
Livingstoni’s Nimbochromis (Shire River)
Nimbochromis livingstonii
Malawi Eye Biter (Shire River)
Dimidiochromis compressiceps
None, P. Caudifasciatus
Parananochromis caudifasciatus
Steatocranus tinanti
Tilapia zillii

Lake Malawi
Common Name
Scientific Name
Aulonocara Blue Gold
Aulonocara korneliae (chizumulu)
Melanochromis auratus
Black-White Johannii
Melanochromis perileucos
Blue Dolphin
Cyrtocara moorii
Blue Regal Peacock
Aulonocara koningsi
Pseudotropheus crabro
Butterfly Peacock
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi
Buttikoferi
Tilapia buttikoferi
Chipokae
Melanochromis chipokae
Metriaclima callainos (Maylandia callainos)
Pseudotropheus demasoni
Dinghani
Pseudotropheus flavus
Cynotilapia afra
Astatotilapia calliptera
Electric Blue Hap
Sciaenochromis ahli, Fryeri
Electric Yellow Labidochromis
Labidochromis caeruleus
Pseudotropheus elongatus
Elongatus Ornatus
Pseudotropheus elongatus-ornatus
Esther Grant’s Zebra
Maylandia estherae, Metriaclima estherae
Fuelleborni
Labeotropheus fuelleborni
Giraffe Haplochromis
Nimbochromis venustus
Aulonocara saulosi
Johann’s Mbuna
Melanochromis johanni
Aulonocara maylandi kandeensis
Maylandia lombardoi
Labeotropheus Trewavasae
Labeotropheus trewavasae
Livingstoni’s Nimbochromis
Nimbochromis livingstonii
Longnose Aulonocara
Aulonocara rostratum
Malawi Eye Biter
Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Marmalade Cat, Albino
Maylandia Zebra Mbenji
Pseudotropheus elongatus-Mpanga
Mpanga Red
Labeotropheus trewavasae “Mpanga Red”
“Ngara”, Flametail
Aulonocara Stuartgranti “Ngara”
Labidochromis chisumulae
None, Melanochromis Baliodigma
Melanochromis baliodigma
None, Melanochromis Brevis
Melanochromis brevis
Melanochromis parallelus
Aulonacara nyassae
Placidochromis sp. “Super VC-10”
Placidochromis milomo
Powder Blue Cichlid
Pseudotropheus socolofi
Red Empress
Protomelas taeniolatus
Redfin kandango
Copadichromis borleyi
Aulonocara hansbaenschi
Red Top Kimpuma
Labidochromis sp “hongi” (“kimpuma”)
Rusty Cichlid
Iodotropheus sprengerae
Rusty Cichlid (none)
Iodotropheus stuartgranti
Saulos’s Mbuna (Pseudotropheus saulosi)
Pseudotropheus saulosi
Sulphur-crested Litho
Otopharynx lithobates
Sunshine Peacock
Aulonocara baenschi
Trewavas Cichlid
Labeotropheus trewavasae
Pseudotropheus Acei
Metriaclima callainos (Maylandia callainos)
Zebra Tilapia
Tilapia buttikoferi

Lake Tanganyika
Common Name
Scientific Name
Big Eye Multifasciatus
Neolamprologus similis
Black Brichardi
Neolamprologus splendens
Black Occelatus
Lamprologus speciosus
Blue Neon
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis
Blunt-Head Cichlid
Tropheus moorii
Brevis Cichlid
Neolamprologus brevis
Calvus
Altolamprologus calvus
Caudopunctatus
Neolamprologus caudopunctatus
Julidochromis dickfeldi
Elongated Lemon Cichlid
Neolamprologus longior
Fairy Cichlid
Neolamprologus brichardi
Cyphotilapia frontosa
Furcifer
Cyathopharynx furcifer
Giant Mpimbwe Shelldweller
Lamprologus calliurus
Hecq’s Lamprologus
Neolamprologus hecqui (Lepidiolamprologus)
Hump-Head
Cyrtocara moorii
Lemon Cichlid
Neolamprologus leleupi
Julidochromis marlieri
Masked Julie
Julidochromis transcriptus
“Multies”
Neolamprologus multifasciatus
Tropheus duboisi “Karilani”
None, Lamprologus callipterus
Lamprologus callipterus
None, Neolamprologus bifasciatus
Neolamprologus bifasciatus
None, Neolamprologus wauthioni
Neolamprologus wauthioni
Ocellated Shelldweller
Lamprologus ocellatus
Tropheus moorii “Lufubu”
Red “Moliro”
Tropheus sp. Red “Moliro”
Red Spot Callochromis
Callochromis pleurospilus
Zaire Yellow
Neolamprologus buescheri

Lake Victoria and Others
Common Name
Scientific Name
Christmas Fulu Cichlid (Yala Swamp)
Xystichromis phytophagus
Astatotilapia calliptera
Lake Bermin Tilapia (Lake Bermin)
Tilapia snyderae
Livingstoni’s Nimbochromis (Lake Malombe)
Nimbochromis livingstonii
Malawi Eye Biter (Lake Malombe)
Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Oreochromis mossambicus
Rock Kribensis (Lake Victoria)
Paralabidochromis sp. Mwanza Gulf
Starry Night Cichlid (Madagascar)
Paratilapia bleekeri
Tilapia Bythobates (Lake Bermin)
Tilapia bythobates
Zebra Obliquidens (Lake Kyoga)
Haplochromis latifasciatus

 

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