Neochromis sp. “madonna”

Neochromis sp

Neochromis sp. “madonna”. Photo by Dave Hansen

Another out of the ordinary fish from the Lake Victoria Basin. Neochromis sp. “madonna” is native to Lake Kyoga, which is north of Lake Victoria. Lake Kyoga is an unusual lake. Despite covering 660 square miles, its maximum depth is around 6 feet. The shallowness of Lake Kyoga has made it especially vulnerable to water hyacinth which has affected many lakes in the basin. Neochromis. sp. “madonna” is a typical Victoria cichlids. Hearty and easy to breed, but also with an uncertain future in the wild. Check out the short species article by Greg Steeves in the library.

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