Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi is the ninth largest lake in the world. It is approx. 600km long and up to 80km wide. The maximum depth of the lake is 700m deep. It covers 31,000km2. It is surrounded by  three countries: Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. Only the top 200m of the lake are habitable to fish. The temperature in Lake Malawi ranges from about 23-28°C (73-82°F). The temperatures can go as low as 20°C(68°F) and as high as 30°C(86°F) on occasion. The pH ranges from 7.8-8.5.

Malawi cichlids I currently keep:

Cyrtocara moorii (Malawi Blue dolphin)

Formerly kept:

Aulonocara sp. 'Lwanda' Aulonocara nyassae ‘eureka orange'
Labeotropheus fuelleborni
Labidochromis sp. 'Perlmutt' (Perlmutt)
Melanochromis johannii
Pseudotropheus kingsizei
Pseudotropheus lombardoi (Kennyi) Pseudotropheus saulosi
Pseudotropheus socolofi (Eduardi) Sciaenochromis fryeri (Electric Blue)
Tramitichromis intermedius Labidochromis sp. 'Mbamba Bay'
Labidochromis caeruleus (electric yellow) Aulonocara steveni 'Usisya flavescent'
Melanochromis parallelus Pseudotropheus demasoni


Last updated July 30, 2011