nimbochromis livingstonii

General – Very unique cichlid. Dark/light gray coloring with blotches of patterns. Don’t confuse these with their close relative the Nimbochromis Venustus. Both very similar in shape and size, but the Venustus is very bright in color. Their new born babies look very alike, but once they start to grow you will be able to tell the difference because the Livingstonii will not have any yellow coloration.

Tank Requirement – 55G minimum with minimal decoration, and a sandy bottom.

Compatibility – This fish is compatible with all other African cichlids.

Aggression – Not very aggressive, but can be during breeding period.

Size – 8-10 inches. I haven’t seen one that’s over 10″.

Male vs Female – Female of this species have a more rounded body and does not develop a blue head. So it is another hard fish to sex when they’re small.

Diet – They are piscivore, will require a good amount of protein.

  • Scientific Name:  Nimbochromis Livingstonii
  • Common Name:  Livingstonii
  • Origin:  Africa, lake Malawi
  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Size of fish:  8-10 inches
  • Aggression:  Mildly Aggressive
  • Diet:  Piscivore
  • Breeding:  Mouth Brooder
  • Water Region:  Bottom and mid-section

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