Trout Cichlid (Champsochromis caeruleus)

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Trout Cichlid

Trout Cichlid

Champsochromis caeruleus

681 Litres (180 US G.)

30-33 cm (11.8-13")




7.5 - 8.3

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

5-30 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Malawi Trout, Trout Cichlid, Malawi Lion

Additional scientific names

Paratilapia caerulea, Copadichromis caeruleus, Cyrtocara caerulea

Origin[edit | edit source]

Endemic to Lake Malawi.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature males are blue with some yellow/orange colored spots, long flowing anal and dorsal fins that may reach the tail. Females are generally silver with a black line that runs down the entire length of the body.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Best kept with similar sized or larger Lake Malawi species.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Pellets seem to be accepted well by them. There nature diet is small fish or lake sardine.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Once a day feeding for adults will do and two to three small meals for young fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A very large Lake Malawi Cichlid with an equally large mouth. See sexing for more details.

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