Can you mix African cichlids from different lakes?

Can you mix African cichlids from different lakes?

Start by only mixing cichlids of a similar size because you don’t want them to eat each other. The world’s largest and smallest cichlid come from Lake Tanganyika in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, so their water conditions are the same.

Do cichlids live in lakes?

Cichlids (pronounced sik-lids) are freshwater fishes that can be found in warm climates, in many types of water bodies such as lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. There are lots of different species of cichlids.

What Mbuna cichlids can be kept together?

Mbuna. Another species that can be kept together are Mbuna. Not only can they be kept in a community together, but they can be kept with other species as well, like peacock cichlids, for example. These colorful beauties are from East Africa’s Lake Malawi, and their colors range from orange to yellow to blue.

Can you mix Lake Malawi and Lake Victoria cichlids?

Jay said: Most Lake Victoria Cichlids can be mixed with African Cichlids from both their area and the other Lakes. There are a few exceptions, however. One issue with Lake Victoria Cichlids is that a number of their females look similar and if you mix both males and females you will likely get cross breeding.

What lakes have cichlids?

Cichlids are particularly well known for having evolved rapidly into many closely related but morphologically diverse species within large lakes, particularly Lakes Tanganyika, Victoria, Malawi, and Edward. Their diversity in the African Great Lakes is important for the study of speciation in evolution.

What lakes do cichlids come from?

The cichlids comprise a large family of freshwater fishes that live in tropical and subtropical waters of Africa, Central and South America, as well as parts of Jordan, Iran, India and Sri Lanka. Most cichlid species are found in three large lakes in East Africa: Lake Malawi, Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika.