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It depends on what you want. TFH books are usually pretty spotty and poorly edited. Think the book concentrates on basic aquarium care, which really apples to all tropical fish. There are literally hundreds of different fish that have been kept from the lake, which makes it hard to simplify.

Now specific advice for Malawi...

1) the larger the tank, the easier. 55g or larger for a community tank.
2) keep it crowded, they are easier to keep in a group
3) do weekly water changes
4) water temp aim for 78 degrees +- 3
5) avoid high protein foods, avoid over feeding
6) learn the differences between males and females

One big problem is learning what the fish actually are in the stores, and what they will be like when adults.
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