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    Labidochromis sp. "blue bar" from Namalenje Island in Lake Malawi. Photo by Ad Konings A species that has yet to be described, Labidochromis sp. "blue bar", can be found around Namalenje Island in southwestern Lake Malawi. This species is another Labidochromis that just hasn't been imported...
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    Labidochromis ianthinus. Photo by Ad Konings Labidochromis caeruleus, commonly known as the yellow lab, is the most widely known species in the Labidochromis genus. Their bright color and moderate nature make them ideal of many tank setups. Despite L. caeruleus' popularity, the genus has an...
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    Labidochromis textilis. Photo by Greg Steeves Originally described by Michael Oliver in the mid 1970's,Labidochromis textilis never gained much popularity among hobbyists. It is surprising considering that both males and females display the same unusual color pattern. Besides their appearance...
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    Labidochromis sp. "gigas pombo". Photo by Ad Konings No widely known or available, Labidochromis sp. "gigas pombo" is a Lake Malawi mbuna that shares similarities with some popular species in the hobby. L. sp. "gigas pombo" is from the same genus as the ever popular Labidochromis caeruleus and...
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    Labidochromis vellicans. Photo by Ad Konings When we think of Labidochromis, the species that comes to mind is Labidochromis caeruleus, the yellow lab. However, the genus Labidochromis is made up of many species including Labidochromis vellicans. Most of the other Labidochromis species with...
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    A great hour-long dive video in the waters off of Chizumulu Island in Lake Malawi. For Malawi cichlid fans, the name Chizumulu should ring a bell. There are many species in the hobby today that were originally collected from around Chizumulu Island including mbuna, peacocks and haps. While...
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    Labidochromis sp. "gigas mara". Photo by Ad Konings It's probably safe to say that anyone who has ever had a Lake Malawi mbuna tank has at one point or another kept at least one Labidochromis caeruleus. Commonly known as a yellow lab, the L. caeruleus with its bright yellow color and mild...
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