Malawi Cichlid

As their name suggests these cichlids are found only in Lake Malawi.

The two species of Malawi cichlids at Flamingo Land, Metriaclima xanstomachus and Labidochromis chisumulae, belong to the mbuna group.

Mbuna translates to rockfish and refers to the fact that these species of fish live among the rocky shores.

Males are usually larger than females and are territorial.

They can have a varied diet that includes algae, plankton and invertebrates.

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