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

Riverine Species
Common Name
Scientific Name
Anomalochromis thomasi
Tilapia buttikoferi
Nanochromis parilus
Astatotilapia calliptera
Hemichromis bimaculatus
Hemichromis lifalili
Pelvicachromis pulcher
Nimbochromis livingstonii
Malawi Eye Biter (Shire River)
Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Parananochromis caudifasciatus
Steatocranus tinanti
Tilapia zillii

Lake Malawi
Common Name
Scientific Name
Aulonocara korneliae (chizumulu)
Melanochromis auratus
Melanochromis perileucos
Cyrtocara moorii
Aulonocara koningsi
Pseudotropheus crabro
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi
Tilapia buttikoferi
Melanochromis chipokae
Metriaclima callainos (Maylandia callainos)
Pseudotropheus demasoni
Pseudotropheus flavus
Cynotilapia afra
Astatotilapia calliptera
Sciaenochromis ahli, Fryeri
Labidochromis caeruleus
Pseudotropheus elongatus
Pseudotropheus elongatus-ornatus
Maylandia estherae, Metriaclima estherae
Labeotropheus fuelleborni
Nimbochromis venustus
Aulonocara saulosi
Melanochromis johanni
Aulonocara maylandi kandeensis
Maylandia lombardoi
Labeotropheus trewavasae
Nimbochromis livingstonii
Aulonocara rostratum
Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Maylandia Zebra Mbenji
Pseudotropheus elongatus-Mpanga
Labeotropheus trewavasae “Mpanga Red”
Aulonocara Stuartgranti “Ngara”
Labidochromis chisumulae
Melanochromis baliodigma
Melanochromis brevis
Melanochromis parallelus
Aulonacara nyassae
Placidochromis milomo
Pseudotropheus socolofi
Protomelas taeniolatus
Copadichromis borleyi
Aulonocara hansbaenschi
Labidochromis sp “hongi” (“kimpuma”)
Iodotropheus sprengerae
Iodotropheus stuartgranti
Pseudotropheus saulosi
Otopharynx lithobates
Aulonocara baenschi
Labeotropheus trewavasae
Pseudotropheus Acei
Metriaclima callainos (Maylandia callainos)
Tilapia buttikoferi

Lake Tanganyika
Common Name
Scientific Name
Neolamprologus similis
Neolamprologus splendens
Lamprologus speciosus
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis
Tropheus moorii
Neolamprologus brevis
Altolamprologus calvus
Neolamprologus caudopunctatus
Julidochromis dickfeldi
Neolamprologus longior
Neolamprologus brichardi
Cyphotilapia frontosa
Cyathopharynx furcifer
Lamprologus calliurus
Neolamprologus hecqui (Lepidiolamprologus)
Cyrtocara moorii
Neolamprologus leleupi
Julidochromis marlieri
Julidochromis transcriptus
Neolamprologus multifasciatus
Tropheus duboisi “Karilani”
Lamprologus callipterus
Neolamprologus bifasciatus
Neolamprologus wauthioni
Lamprologus ocellatus
Tropheus moorii “Lufubu”
Tropheus sp. Red “Moliro”
Callochromis pleurospilus
Neolamprologus buescheri

Lake Victoria and Others
Common Name
Scientific Name
Xystichromis phytophagus
Astatotilapia calliptera
Lake Bermin Tilapia (Lake Bermin)
Tilapia snyderae
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
Haplochromis latifasciatus

 

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