Livingstoni Cichlid

Normally the livingstoni cichild, male and female, exhibits a gold and brown mottled pattern similar to the venustus cichlid. This pattern allows the fish to use camouflage to ambush smaller fish in the wild - and in the aquarium. The male when in heat will turn blue - pictured - to attract the female. The Livingstoni cichlids, like the compressicep cichlid, has two scientific names, Haplochromis livingstoni and Nimbochromis livingstoni.   

  • Scientific Name: Nimbochromis livingstoni
  • Origin: Lake Malawi
  • Life Span: 8 years
  • Max Size: 8 inches
  • Food: Flake, live, frozen
  • Shipping Size: Approx. 2 inches