Chipokae Mbuna (Melanochromis chipokae)

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Chipokae Mbuna

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Chipokae Mbuna

Melanochromis chipokae

208 Litres (55 US G.)

10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")




7.3 - 8.5

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

7-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Chipokae Mbuna, Malawi Pike Cichlid

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Adult males are black with blue with yellow on the tail while females are yellow and black.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

These are very aggressive Mbuna Cichlids. It is best to keep one male with several females in a species tanks. Two males will fight.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

They are cave dwellers so numerous shelves,caves and or hiding places are recommended.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

These fish mainly occupy the middle/bottom of the tank and will occupy caves here.

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