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Pseudotropheus elongatus;

In the fall of 1972 I was buying my first Malawi cichlids species. Today I find that they using the name P.sp. aggressive on this variant. It is more than 10 different variant of this species wide spread in the Malawi Lake. I learn very fast that this was a very aggressive how need special aquarium. In the picture from fall 1972 the male with the blue strips call the female to the cave for breeding.

1972©Bjørn Johan Kirksæther
This fascinated me very much because it was so much new for me about this Mbunas from Africa; it was the decorating of the aquarium, the food and their behavior. This was also a new type of aquarium fish never seen before in our town. I was the first to buy and later breeding Malawi’s in Trondheim.
The species was like all Mbunas mouthbreeder and this fascinating me very much. So this became a new chapter in my career as aquarist.  I decide to specialize in cichlids from Malawi. I had to building a new room only for Malawi cichlids in the basement of our house, because I need some big aquariums for my cichlides.

Link; to some of my malawie's about 40 year ago


Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Eye - biter

2008©Bjørn Johan Kirksæther 

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