Malawi Bream Chilotilapia Rhoadesii 5cm

The Chilotilapia Rhoadesii is a hardy fish that thrives in group, and make a really nice addition to a tank that needs schooling fish. The males have a brilliant blue shine on their heads making them fairly attractive display fish. They are best kept with less aggressive cichlid but be wary these guys do grow pretty big in the end. Overall a great fish to keep and raise and great for beginners into the world of African Cichlids.

Chilotilapia rhoadesii (Bream) should be kept in an aquarium with large caves and other hiding places among large rocks. They prefer a coarse bottom substrate. This species is best kept in groups.



  • 1 x Chilotilapia rhoadesii (Bream) 5cm
  • Common name: Bream
  • Scientific name: Chilotilapia Rhoadesii, Chilotilapia Rhoadesi
  • Average Adult Fish Size: 22cm / 9 Inches
  • Place of Origin: Lake Malawi
  • Typical Tank setup: Rocky Malawi tank with plenty of open swimming space.
  • Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 240 Litres
  • Compatibility: Other less aggressive african cichlids such as haps and peacocks
  • Temperature: 23-28 Deg C
  • Water chemistry:  pH 7.6-8.6
  • Feeding: Omnivorous – does well with flake or pellet food supplimented by fresh green vegetables and live snails.
  • Sexing: Males develop a blue head and usually have some blue on their body as well.
  • Breeding: Breams are mouthbrooders. Keep a ratio of one male to three or more females to avoid any one female being over pursued. The fry are released by the mother after three weeks.
SKU LF-Bream
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m



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