Aristochromis christyi

This large predatory fish that endemic to Lake Malawi in East Africa.

The Aristochromis christyi lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 7.4 - 8.4, dH range: 7 - 30, depth range 2 - 10 m environment.

Aristochromis christyi is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is found in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes. , the only member of its genus Aristochromis. More

Aristochromis christyi, photo of four of the paralectotypes, by M. K. Oliver Aristochromis christyi, four of the paralectotypes (BMNH 1935.6.14:2289-2291) from the southwest arm of the lake. More

General information - Aristochromis christyi is an amazing cichlid from Lake Malawi, with its beautiful colors and its unique appearance no wonder that the Christy's Cichlid is very sought after cichlid. Dominant males exhibit light blue coloration with orange-red anal fins. More

Aristochromis christyi pairMales and Females reach an average size of 12" (30 cm). In the wild, Aristochromis christyi inhabits the intermediate zone lying between rocky and sandy littorals. More

Aristochromis christyi male at Linganjala Reef, Lake Malawi. Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings. Aristochromis christyi Trewavas, 1935 - Curator: Ad Konings. Last updated on 27-Jun-2008. More

I had a trio of Aristochromis christyi that eventually went to Maniac. Check with him to see if they're still available for sale. If not, you may have to special order them in or join an ECAS group order. More

Aristochromis christyi (Trewavas, 1935) is a large, predatory mouthbrooding cichlid from Lake Malawi, Africa and the only member of its genus. Males get up to about a foot in length. Females stay a couple of inches smaller. More

When viewed from the front, Aristochromis christyi is laterally compressed. This large Malawian is impressive in the right sized tank. Aristochromis christyi are not particularly aggressive to each other, but it will readily eat any other fish that it can fit in its mouth. More

Aristochromis christyi is also such a fish eater. In nature they hunt Mbuna who are approached with the body tilted over. The prey is observed with one eye and when it's within reach it's grabbed sideward. More

As well as hunting amongst rocks, Aristochromis christyi is an efficient ambush predator. It approaches potential prey very slowly, sometimes rolling onto its side to appear more inconspicuous before striking with a fast sideways motion at the last second. This profile is not yet complete. More

Common names

Afrikansk papegøjecichlide in Danish (dansk)
Aristochromis christyi in Catalan (CatalĂ )
Aristochromis christyi in Polish (polski)
Chisawasawa in Nyanja
Chisawasawa in Unknown
Christys Lethrinopsbuntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Jalomalawinahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Aristochromis
Species : Aristochromis christyi
Authority : Trewavas, 1935