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I have always wondered if my Milawi Cichlids are large or small compared to other cichlids...

Is a 4 inch fish a large milawi cichlid?

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i'm no expert by any means, and this is just my opinion... when trying to figure out a stock list for my tank(90 gallon), i wanted to mostly stay in the medium range which i feel is like 4-6". i would classify anything bigger than a 6-7" fish as a large fish... just my opinion though... it'll be interesting to see the comments and what others think are small, medium, and large.
 

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A 4" adult malawi cichlid would be in the small catergory.

For adult Malawi cichlids I'd roughly chart it like this:

Small - up to 4"
Medium - 4.5" to 7"
Large - any over 7"

Some of the bigger boys will hit the 15" to 17" mark.
 

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Exochromis angenys get to be 18 inches,that would be the XL catagory. :lol: I want to get one but way to big for my 75 gal. :lol:
 

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4 inch cichlid, when we speak about Malawi Mbuna is a medium size fish, concerning 90% of Non Mbunas this is a small one.

in order to have a complete answer you must give the name of your fish (Bob, Jenny, Alex... :lol: )

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