Malawi cichlids are relatively easy to keep just like any other cichlid.
The Mbuna species of Malawi cichlids are very aggressive.
Malawi cichlids prefer the a PH level range between 7.4 - 8.6.
What temperature should they be kept at?
Between 78 - 82° f
The Mbuna family are very territorial unlike Haplochromis.
Most of the larger Haplochromis are preditory.
Mbuna need a built up rocky enviroment and Haplochromis need open spaces.
Plants are not native to Mbuna but giant vallis is found in the lake.
Mbuna need good quality vegetable based foods but Haplocromis need fleshy foods.
Some general guide lines for sexing Malawi cichlids are that some males have egg spots.
The female will incubate the eggs in her mouth.
Yes, the bigger the better. The minimum recommended tank for Mbuna is 48".