Melanochromis chipokae

The Melanochromis chipokae lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 7.3 - 8.5, dH range: 7 - 18 environment.

Melanochromis chipokae is a mbuna that is commonly available at many local pet stores, and has been a mainstay of the hobby since the 1970's. It is named after it's original collection point, Chipoka Island at Chidunga Rocks. More

Melanochromis chipokae is popular aquarium fish, but may not be the best choice for beginners. While it generally stays pretty small, it is a very aggressive fish. (See Care for details. More

The Melanochromis chipokae is considered omnivorous, but according to stomach content analysis it's primary diet is crustaceans, insect larvae and small fish. More

(The female of Melanochromis chipokae actually has much more distinctive, yellow and black, coloration than the male; see the excellent photo of a female by Roger H More

Melanochromis chipokae is one of the most aggressive mbuna (rockdwelling) species. They are also one of the larger species, and are unsuitable for all but the largest tanks. M. chipokae is often mistaken for M. auratus, due to similar coloration. Though M. More

Melanochromis chipokae male at Chidunga Rocks, Lake Malawi . Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings. Melanochromis chipokae Johnson, 1975 - Curator: Ad Konings. Last updated on 08-Jun-2008. More

Melanochromis chipokae will also eat crustaceans and algae. Female and juvenile male Melanochromis chipokae are easily confused with M. auratus . More

Melanochromis Chipokae - The King of my 90 GallonMelanochromis Chipokae - The King of my 90 GallonMelanochromis chipokaeMr. Stripey is a male Melanochromis Chipokae who is the king of my 90 gallon tank. He keeps everyoneelse in line. More

Melanochromis chipokae is found along the rocky coasts of Chidunga Rocks in the intermediate zones between rocks and sand. More

Melanochromis chipokae; Melanochromis joanjohnsonae; Melanochromis johannii; Melanochromis loriae; Melanochromis labrosus; Melanochromis perspicax; Melanochromis auratus; Melanochromis robustus; Total Images : 27 Page No. More

Common names

Chipokae-cichlide in Danish (dansk)
Mbuna in Nyanja
Melanochromis chipokae in Catalan (Català)
Mustemalawinahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
奇普黑丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
奇普黑麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Melanochromis
Species : Melanochromis chipokae
Authority : Johnson, 1975