Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus

Common Name: Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus

Latin Name: Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus

Origin: Lake Malawi

Temperature: 75 – 80

Ease Of Keeping: Moderate

Aggressivness: Can be very aggressive

Size: Up to 10 inches

Tank Size: 125 gallons

Food: Feed a good quality flake or pellet.

Spawn: Maternal mouth brooder

Comments: This is a large Malawian piscavore (fish eater). They can be quite aggressive and shouldn’t be kept with smaller fish. While this fish is classed in the genus Nimbochromis it is believed that it may actually be closer related to fish in the genus Tyrannochromis. Males of this fish develope beautiful coloration. The fish pictured is a 7 – 8 inch male.