Fossorochromis rostratus

Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes.

The Fossorochromis rostratus lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater, pH range: 7.2 - 8.8, dH range: 10 - 18, depth range 0 - 12 m environment.

Female Fossorochromis rostratus with fryIn nature, as I mentioned before, the females live in groups with subdominant males, and the males will take up a territory and create large craters. More

The single species, Fossorochromis rostratus, is a large (> 20 cm| > 8 in), sexually dimorphic cichlid. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes. As for most cichlids, brood care is highly developed, the eggs and larvae being mouthbrooded by the female. More

Fossorochromis rostratus was first typed by Boulenger in 1898, yet you don't find many accounts of hobbyist spawnings until the last ten years. Fossorochromis rostratus is a large, mouthbrooding Malawian cichlid that reaches lengths of up to ten inches. More

Fossorochromis rostratus in an aquarium. Photo copyright © by M. K. Oliver. This attractively patterned cichlid lives on sandy shores. More

month I got the chance to buy 7 new adult Fossorochromis rostratus at a very reasonable price. Now all eight Fossies swim in my redecorated 1000L aquarium. It's a pleasure to see these sanddwellers digging in the sand. More

A male Fossorochromis rostratus at his nest at Otter Point, Malawi. Photo by Ad Konings. The first time I've got to see Fossorochromis rostratus was in January 1995 in Moscow, when I visited a comrade looking for new fishes for my tanks. More

Fossorochromis rostratus is a very fast swimming, active fish and may injure itself in an aquarium full of rockwork. More

Fossorochromis rostratus male at Chiofu Bay, Lake Malawi . Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. determiner Ad Konings. Fossorochromis rostratus (Boulenger, 1898) - Curator: Ad Konings. Last updated on 22-Apr-2009. More

Common names

Chidondolo in Yao
Chigumbuli in Nyanja
Chigumbuli in Tonga (faka Tonga)
Chigumbuli in Tumbuka
Femplettet mundruger in Danish (dansk)
Fossorochromis rostratus in French (français)
Fünffleckmaulbrüter in German (Deutsch)
Mbuna in Nyanja
Metallimalawinahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
吻沟非鲫 in Mandarin Chinese
吻溝非鯽 in Mandarin Chinese
黑点朴丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
黑點樸麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Fossorochromis
Species : Fossorochromis rostratus
Authority : Boulenger, 1899