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Taeniochromis holotaenia

Scientific name: Taeniochromis holotaenia
Trade name: Taeniochromis holotaenia
Natural habitat: Sandy environments
Food in the lake: Juvenile cichlids.
Food in the aquarium: A mix of quality pellets, flakes, krill, artemia, etc fed sparingly. Fish meat can also be fed, as this cichlids is a piscivore. No mammal meat!
Behaviour in my aquarium: Doesn't harrass other cichlids. He constantly chases the other Taeniochromis male, what's absolutely normal with Malawi cichlids. No breeding attempts are observed yet.
Tankmates: Mid sized to large Haps. Preferrably no mbuna.
Maximum size: Can vary quite a bit depending on water quality and food amount. Grows to about 25 cm.
Aquarium: At least a tank of  >500L with a sufficient amount of big rocks and caves. A sand bottom, pH between 7.5 - 8.5, temperature about 25°C

 
Taeniochromis holotaenia in my aquarium


Personal notes:

This Malawi Hap that used to be relatively rare and expensive, is not very spectacular in my opinion. There is nothing special about it's behaviour or hunting techniques, and apart from the yellow fins, there doesn't seem to be any visually attractive aspect on my dark coloured male. Despite the fact that they're already in my tank for over a year, there still are no breeding attempts noticed.


The female in my aquarium


My "black monster" with fins stretched and mouth wide open!

Text and photos by MCH (Frank Panis)

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