• Artistochromis Christyi (Malawi Hawk)

This fish is normally only available through my special order list when I am ordering from my wholesaler. These fish are slow to color and may not show full color until 5" or larger. Photo from Brinton Schlegel one of my customers. 

Occasionally I may bring some of these fish in-house in 3" or larger males depending on demand. They will also be available through my special order list.

Single males work best in a larger tank of 120 gallons or larger, but can sometimes be kept in a 90-gallon tank with other larger haps and peacocks. They may become aggressive toward smaller milder fish when they reach larger adult sizes.  

Base Pirce is set to a 3" Little Color Male

Best kept in single males in all male tanks.  It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank. 

The best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females in a larger tank (120 Gallon or larger). 

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.


Profile Specs
Scientific Name Artistochromis Christyi
Common Name(s) Malawi Hawk
Geo. Origin Lake Wide
Habitat Rocky Habitat
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Mouth Brooder
Temperament Peacefull
Conspecific Temperament Aggressive
Maximum Size 11"
Temperature 78 F to 82 F
Water Hardness Hard

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Artistochromis Christyi (Malawi Hawk)

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