Malawi Cichlids

African Cichlids from Lake Malawi include Mbuna, Peacock, and Haplochromis species. Malawi Cichlids are highly sought after in the aquarium hobby due to their vibrant colors and interesting behavior. Males display prominent colors in comparison to females with the dominant male showing the most intense color to attract a mate. Most cichlids from Lake Malawi are known as maternal mouthbrooders. The females lay their eggs then pick them up by mouth where they are fertilized. An adaptive trait for reproductive fitness is the presence of egg spots on the male caudal fin. Females mistake the egg spots as real eggs and as they attempt to pick them up the male releases the sperm into the females mouth and fertilization occurs. In the aquarium, Malawi Cichlids are easier to breed in species only tanks with many hiding places, optimal water conditions, and quality food. To increase survivability of fry, many hobbyist extract the fertilized eggs from the mother's mouth manually and tumble them in enclosed egg tumblers until the fry are old enough to be transferred to a grow out tank.

More information on breeding Malawi Cichlids can be found here:
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/malawi_cichlids_breeding.php

Every fish is either bred by us or selected from our affiliate breeders, then quarantined, carefully observed and fed a rich diet before being added to our African Cichlids for sale inventory. 

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Koningsi Peacock Adult Mdoka White Lips Aulonocara Red Ruby african cichlids for sale
4" Koningsi Blue Regal Peacock Cichlid - Young Adult Show MaleMdoka White LipsAulonocara Red Ruby Peacock

$39.95

$17.00

$8.99

Star Sapphire Cichlid Dragonblood Peacock african cichlids for sale Lwanda Peacock
Phenochilus Tanzania "Star Sapphire" Hap CichlidDragonblood PeacockRed Top Lwanda Peacock Cichlid

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$11.99

$9.99

Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Lemon Jake Blue Neon Peacock Aulonocara Strawberry Peacock african cichlids for sale
Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi "Lemon Jake" CichlidKoningsi Peacock Cichlid (Mbenji)Albino Strawberry Peacock Cichlid

$9.99

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Aulonocara Walteri Aulonocara Benga Yellow Ngara Flametail
Aulonocara walteri peacockAulonocara ethylwynnae PeacockNgara Flametail Peacock

$11.99

$10.99

$10.99

Aulonocara Benga Yellow Flavescent Peacock Taiwan reef
Aulonocara Benga Yellow PeacockFlavescent Usisya Peacock CichlidSteveni Taiwan Reef Cichlid

$8.99

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Blue Neon Peacock Aulonocara Blue Regal Peacock sulfurhead african cichlid for sale
Blue Neon Peacock Undu PointBlue Regal Peacock CichlidAulonocara Maylandi (Sulfurhead Peacocock)

$9.95

$9.99

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Lethrinops Red Cap Itungi Aulonocara Eureka Red african cichlids for sale Deepwater haplochromis
Lethrinops Red Cap African CichlidEureka Red PeacockDeepwater Hap Cichlid - Placidochromis electra

$12.95

$8.99

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Blue Dolphin Cichlid Fish gertrudae peacock Swallowtail Peacock
1.5" Cyrtocara Moorii Blue Dolphin Aulonocara gertrudae peacockAulonocara carolinae swallowtail peacock

$8.99

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Copadichromis chrysonotus Otter Point Peacock aulonocara maisoni
Copadichromis chrysonotus "White Blaze"Otter point peacock cichlidAulonocara maisoni peacock

$8.99

$9.99

$8.99

Bicolor peacock Aulonocara Sunshine Peacock african cichlids for sale Copadichromis Trewavasae
Aulonocara bicolor peacockAulonocara Sunshine PeacockWILD Copadichromis Trewavasae - "Ivory Head Mloto Lupingu"

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$8.99

$46.99

Electric Blue Ahli Cichlid Fish Nimbochromis Venustus Female Red Empress Cichlid
Electric Blue Ahli - African Cichlid for sale1.5" Nimbochromis Venustus2" Red Empress Cichlid - Female

$11.00

$8.00

$9.56

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Flavescent Peacock for sale Aulonocara OB Peacock african cichlids for sale Copadichromis azureus african cichlids for sale
4" Wild Flavescent Usisya Peacock (Male)3" Male OB Peacock3" Copadichromis Azureus

$39.99

$12.95

$15.00

Blue Neon Peacock Flavescent Peacock for sale Saulosi Peacock for sale
2" VC-10 Milomo Super Hap3" Flavescent Peacock (Show Male)4" Wild Caught Aulonocara Saulosi Peacock (Show Male)

$8.99

$34.99

$49.99

Red Fin Piebald trout cichlid Male Red Empress Cichlid
1.5" Paralabidochromis sp. "Red Fin Piebald" - Unsexed juvenilesMalawi Trout Cichlid for SaleRed Empress African Cichlid

$8.00

$18.95

$19.99

Red Fin Borleyi Malawi hawk cichlid Otopharynx Lithobates
1.75" Red Fin BorleyiAristochromis Christyi (Mixed Sexes)Otopharynx lithobates "Aristochromis Red Top"

$7.99

$18.99

$9.99

Albino Taiwan Reef Malawi Thick Lips Tangerine Tiger Cichlid
Albino Taiwan Reef (Mixed sexes)Chilotilapia euchilis - Malawi thick lips2" Tangerine Tiger Cichlid

$13.99

$12.99

$9.99

livingstonii african cichlid for sale Aulonocara Red shoulder african cichlids for sale
1.5" Nimbochromis livingstoniiAulonocara Red Shoulder Peacock

$7.50

$8.99