Nimbochromis Livingstonii

Nimbochromis Livingstonii, or Livingston's Cichlid, is a freshwater mouthbrooding cichlid fish of the genus Nimbochromis, native to Lake Malawi, an African Rift Lake. It is also found in the upper shire river and lake Malombe. They are found in inshore areas of the lake over sandy substrates. This is another predatory fish that plays dead on the bottom awaiting for an unsuspecting fish to go by.

A laterally compressed fish with a large mouth. Maximum reported length of male fish in the wild is 25 cm (10 in); females are smaller. Colouration variable but typically mottled brown and white. The dorsal fin may also show blue coloration while maintaining an orange to red band and sometimes a white line. Adult males frequently "color up" in response to changing conditions and rapidly change from spotted camouflage to brilliant blues and greens and may even exhibit a pale golden tone. The anal fin is usually orange to red. Females are similar, but usually lack the yellow "egg spot" markings on the anal fin. Juveniles display a brown and white spotted pattern.

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Nimbochromis Livingstonii

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Nimbochromis Livingstonii

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Nimbochromis Livingstonii

Photograph © Copyright 2002 African Trading AB SWEDEN Used with Permission

Nimbochromis Livingstonii

Photograph © Copyright Carsten K. Larsen Used with Permission

Nimbochromis Livingstonii

Photograph © Copyright Carsten K. Larsen Used with Permission

Nimbochromis Livingstonii

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