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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.


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Scientific Name: Chilotilapia sp.

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Lake Malawi

Family: Cichlidae


Other Names: Chilotilapia Euchilus, Cheilochromis euchilus, Haplochromis Euchilus, Big Lipped Cichlid



Technical Info

Temperature: 26 - 28 ℃

pH: 8.2 - 7.8

GH: 18 - 22

Max size: 33 cm

Min Tank size: 400 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



These big guys have a unique lip, mainly because its larger then most cichlids. The lips also gives it a different feeding habit then most cichlids, it causes the fish to feed vertically instead of the usual diagonal scooping for food. The body color is light gold to beige. The belly is white. Two brown-black stripes mark the body. The first runs from the corner of the mouth, through the eye, and extends to the fork of the caudal fin. The second line runs from the top of the forehead, back to the base of the caudal fin. The fins are usually light brown with some light markings.



Omnivore-they can take flake, to granulaes and pellets.



Keep one male with three or four females. The female will spawn 20-60 eggs (although broods of 150 have been reported) on a rocky surface before taking them into her mouth. The eggs are then fertilized by way of the dummy-egg method. The young released after 20-28 days. The female continues brood care, taking the fry into her mouth when danger approaches and at night. Start feeding the young with Artemia, Cyclops, and powdered dry foods. The young are sexually mature at 10-13 cm.


Compatible with

They are fairly peaceful but only show aggressions to similiar fishes like C. Rhoadesii and P. Taeniolatus. Should be housed with other peaceful cichlids. Great fish to keep and has a variety of colours to to show off. Just remember these guys grow fairly big so a large tank with a lot of open space to swim is needed.



The males are larger and are more colourful