Are Malawi Cichlids Aggressive?

The Mbuna species of Malawi cichlids are very aggressive due to the territorial and breeding behaviors, unlike the Haplochromis species most of which are much less aggressive. You will always find that keeping more than one male of the same breed is a recipe for disaster.

Even males from different breeds may fight non stop until one is badly injured or killed. Always watch your tank for signs of stress or bullying.

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