Are Malawi cichlids territorial?

The Mbuna family are very territorial unlike Haplochromis. They will sometimes fight to the death when it comes to getting that perfect breeding cave or the attention of a female. It is never a good idea to keep more than one male Mbuna from the same species together as this will cause you no end of problems.

Although in the past I have happily kept more than one male of the larger Haplochromis family together with no problems at all but these peaceful cichlids rarely fight for caves or breeding space.

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