• Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus (Fusco)

Males are light blue with red mixed through the body and red on the tail. This fish is slow to color; but well worth the wait. Females are brown with or without some red on the tail. This fish rarely colors before 4 to 4.5"

Large hap that is compatible with most other peacocks and haplochromis males. They are the least aggressive of the Nimbochromis group of fish. Best in 90 gallon or larger tanks. 

Best kept in single male tanks with some Lake Malawi Peacocks and most Lake Malawi Haplochromines. 90 Gallon or larger tank recommended. 

Best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 75 gallon or larger tank recommended. 40 Gallon breeder tanks may work as well. 

These fish are occasionally available on a special order list

see http://www.cichlidsarespecial.com/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=21 when I am ordering from my wholesaler.

There also is a chance that a few 3-3.5" Part Color Males or 4-4.75"+ Males may be brought into stock from time to time as well.

Base Price is for a 3" Part Color Male

Be sure to sign up for the newsletter in your account (Name, Address, Phone number for shipping purposes) to know when these fish are available. 

Recommended foods:  Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee 

Profile Specs
Scientific Name Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus
Common Name(s) Fusco
Geo. Origin Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe
Habitat Shallow Water
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Mouth Brooder
Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament Aggressive
Maximum Size 12"
Temperature 78 to 82 F
Water Hardness Hard

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Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus (Fusco)

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