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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Tropheops sp. "olive". Photo by Ad Konings Found along the northern shores of Lake Malawi, Tropheops sp. "olive" is a colorful, algae grazing mbuna. Although variations in color can be found among locations, males are usually yellow while females are silver with black bars. T. sp. "olive"...
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    Tropheops sp. "Aurora". Photo by Ad Konings Another group of Lake Malawi mbuna is the genus Tropheops. This genus, like Pseudotropheus and Metriaclima, has undergone some revisions in recent years. At one time Tropheops were considered a subgroup of Pseudotropheus. For now, the fish pictured...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    Tropheops sp. "Broad Mouth". Photo by Ad Konings Another of the many yet-to-be-described species of mbuna from Lake Malawi is the Tropheops sp. "Broad Mouth". Characterized by the rapid downward slope of its upper jaw, T. sp. "Broad Mouth" from the Minos Reef area are an attractive blue and...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    Tropheops macrophthalmus. Photo by Ad Konings Tropheops macrophthalmus, formerly Pseudotropheus macrophthalmus, can be found in several locations throughout Lake Malawi. Despite being widespread, the largest concentrations are found on the eastern shores of Mozambique and Tanzania. Like other...
  5. General Aquaria Discussion
    Tropheops sp. "Boadzulu" Makokola Reef. Photo by Ad Konings Tropheops sp. "Boadzulu" Makokola Reef is another example of the colorful and varied Lake Malawi mbuna. T. sp "Boadzulu" isn't a recognized species and as such there is some confusion in hobby. The image above is sometimes used when...
  6. General Aquaria Discussion
    Tropheops novemfasciatus. Photo by Ad Konings Tropheops novemfasciatus is widespread throughout Lake Malawi. It prefers shallow waters in sheltered bays where it feeds mostly on algae. Like other mbuna, T. novemfasciatus males are territorial. Breeding takes place in typical mouth-brooder...
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    Tropheops sp. "mauve yellow". Photo by Ad Konings Tropheops is a genus of mbuna found along rocky shores throughout Lake Malawi. They share the same habitats and behaviors as the more commonly known Pseudotropheus. There was a time when Tropheops were classified as Pseudotropheus but some...
  8. Lake Malawi Species
    Melanochromis wochepa formally M. dialeptos. Photo by Ad Konings There have been changes in the classification of many mbuna species. Over the next few weeks you'll see some major updates to Cichlid-Forum's mbuna profiles. The fish pictured above is just one example. For a long time it was...
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