Common Name The Fosso Cichlid
Scientific Name Fossochromis Rostratus
Size 35 cm
Origin Lake Malawi
Tank Setup Cichlid Setup
Temperature 24 – 26 degrees
Feeding Omnivorous, Live and frozen food, plus flakes or pellets. The have very big appetites.
Gender Males have a metallic blue sheen extending from the snout to the tail with all fins except for the pectoral fins, females are silver and have some yellow through the fins and has has two broken lines of five spots.
Comments One of the larger Lake Malawi Cichlids, males of this species are usually used as a display fish because of their impressive colours.