Nimbochromis venustus



The Nimbochromis venustus will grow to a large size and is best kept with other Haps and Peacocks from Lake Malawi.

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The Nimbochromis venustus (Giraffe Cichlid) is an amazing and colorful African Cichlid.  The males have a wonderful yellow and blue pattern while the females remain yellow as they mature.  Although they are listed as “aggressive” they have a similar temperament as any other Lake Malawi Hap.

  • Type: Malawi Haplochromine (Hap.)
  • Common Name: Giraffe Cichlid, Venustus
  • Origin: Africa (Lake Malawi)
  • Habitat: Deep Intermediate
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Temperament: Aggressive
  • Maximum Size: 10.5”
  • Temperature: 78 – 82°F
  • pH: 7.8-8.6
  • Water Hardness: Hard

We recommend feeding your Nimbochromis venustus New Life Spectrum Cichlid Formula and using Seachem Cichlid Lake Salt as well as Seachem Malawi Buffer to make your Venustus happy and healthy!

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