Nimbochromis livingstonii

A laterally compressed fish with a large mouth.

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The Nimbochromis livingstonii lives in the demersal, non-migratory, freshwater, pH range: 8.0 - 8.0, dH range: 9 - 19, depth range 0 - 114 m , usually - 78 m environment.

Nimbochromis livingstonii, or Livingston's Cichlid, is a freshwater mouthbrooding cichlid fish of the genus Nimbochromis, native to Lake Malawi, an African Rift Lake. It is also found in the upper Shire River and Lake Malombe. More

Nimbochromis livingstonii is very similar to its cousin Nimbochromis venustus in many ways. Both are large, active predators that need lots of room to move about. N. livingstonii also has its own unique deceptive method of hunting small Cichlid fry. More

Nimbochromis livingstonii is a large, active predator and closely related to Nimbochromis Venustus. Females of this specie are decorated with brown and white camouflage. Males can be quite aggressive and therefore several females should be housed with just one male. More

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the Nimbochromis Livingstonii sinks to bottom on its side. Other fish assume they have a quick snack from a dead fish, but once they approach, unaware, the N. Livingstonii "comes to life" and ends up being the one with a full stomach. More

Nimbochromis livingstonii is one of the several hundreds of cichlid fish species from Lake Malawi. Like many African cichlids this species practises mouthbrooding. Eggs deposited by the female are picked up and kept in the mouth. More

Nimbochromis livingstonii male in breeding colouration Nimbochromis livingstonii juvenile Nimbochromis livingstonii Nimbochromis livingstonii male in breeding colouration Nimbochromis livingstonii juvenile Nimbochromis livingstonii © Hippocampus-Bildarchiv © Hippocampus-Bildarchiv More

Nimbochromis livingstonii male at Makokola Reef, Lake Malawi. Photo by Ad Konings. determiner Ad Konings. Nimbochromis livingstonii (Günther, 1894) - Curator: Ad Konings. - Please login to view this full profile. More

Common names

Gebacz plamisty in Polish (polski)
Kaligono in Nyanja
Livingstone-cichlide in Danish (dansk)
Mbuna in Nyanja
Schläfer in German (Deutsch)
Torkkusuuhautoja in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Utaka in Nyanja

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Nimbochromis
Species : Nimbochromis livingstonii
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