Maylandia livingstonii

Maylandia livingstonii is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family.

The Maylandia livingstonii lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 8.0 - 9.0, dH range: 12 - 20, depth range 2 - 50 m environment.

Maylandia livingstonii hiding in Lanistes snail shell, photo copyright M. K. Oliver (1999) an individual of this species hiding in the empty shell of a Lanistes "apple snail," probably L. solidus. More

Maylandia livingstonii belongs to this group. Actually, M.livingstonii is the best known shell dweller from Lake Malawi. Since they are widespread in the Lake there are some color morphs too. More

Maylandia livingstonii in my 1000L aquarium where a group feeds on the algae that grow on the large rocks. Personal notes: Maylandia livingstonii is a mbuna that intrigued me for a short while. More

Common names

Chiheni in Tonga (faka Tonga)
Mbuna in Nyanja
Mbuna in Tonga (faka Tonga)
Schneckenbuntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
暗紋擬麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
暗纹拟丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Maylandia
Species : Maylandia livingstonii
Authority : Boulenger, 1899