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The Bumblebee Cichlid is an interesting fish to keep in a home aquarium. It is one of the many Cichlids that come from Lake Malawi in Africa. While its official name is the Pseudotropheus Crabro, it gets its more common name from it bumblebee-like brown to black stripes on its golden body. Our stock are striking looking fish that will get noticed in any aquarium.
Its natural habitat is in the deep caves of Lake Malawi and they can be aggressive and territorial, so a habitat with plenty of rocks and caves will keep them happiest. They are best kept with other Cichlids as the are less aggressive with similar species. Like other a lake Malawi Mbuna, they are warm water fish and prefer a temperature between 78 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. The pH of the water should measure about 7.8 to 8.6 for best results.
Breeding Bumblebee Cichlids
Similar to other African Cichlids, the Bumblebee Cichli