Melanochromis lepidiadaptes

The Melanochromis lepidiadaptes lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, depth range 2 - 4 m environment.

Melanochromis lepidiadaptes is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is endemic to Malawi. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes. Source - * Kasembe, J. 2005. Melanochromis lepidiadaptes. More

Above: Melanochromis lepidiadaptes (formerly known as Melanochromis "lepidophage"), from Makanjila on the southeastern shore of Lake Malawi. This scale-eating species can be recognized by the spot in the caudal fin and by the silvery blue coloration. From Plate 9h of Ribbink et al. More

Melanochromis lepidiadaptes male at Makanjila Point, Lake Malawi. Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings. Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Bowers & Stauffer, 1997 - Curator: Ad Konings. Last updated on 08-Jun-2008. More

Melanochromis lepidiadaptes apparently lives an opportunistic lifestyle, feeding almost solely on the scales of other species, although interestingly not other mbuna. However in aquaria this behaviour has never been witnessed. Do not keep it with other Melanochromis species as they may hybridise. More

The photo of the male Melanochromis lepidiadaptes was submitted by Boyan Kalinov. Site Search Contact us Malawi Cichlid Homepage © 1999-2006. All rights reserved. More

Melanochromis lepidiadaptes ( fish name )slovensky , français Share pictures of your fish! Upload them now! * Maximum size in aquariums (min-max): 8 - 10 cm ( 3.15 - 3.94 in ) * pH of water: 7 - 8. More

N/A ( nom commun ) Melanochromis lepidiadaptes ( nom du poisson )english , slovensky * Taille maximum (min-max): 8 - 10 cm ( 3.15 - 3.94 in ) * PH de l'eau: 7 - 8. More

Melanochromis lepidiadaptes: This is from lepidion (diminutive of scale) and daptes=eater. This cichlid bites the scales off other cichlids. More

Melanochromis lepidiadaptes which are known to feed off other fishes scales. Could this be the cause? There are no rocks in the tank to scratch themselves on. More

Common names

Melanochromis lepidiadaptes in Catalan (Català)
美艳黑丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
美艳黑丽鱼 in Unknown
美艷黑麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
美艷黑麗魚 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Melanochromis
Species : Melanochromis lepidiadaptes
Authority : Bowers & Stauffer,1997