Tank raised by Florida fish farmer or hobbyist
Scientific Name: Nimbochromis linni; this fish is similar to the livingstoni it that it is an aggressive predator and shares that unique hunting style of feigning death to fool its victims. This piscivore reaches a maximum size of 10 inches and enjoys a diet of Red Zebra Stampede and Rainbow Zebra foods, supplemented with Krill. . A tank size of 55 gallon and larger is recommended and temp of 78 to 82 degrees and an aquarium or cichlid salt at the rate of 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons is also helpful.
Nimbochromis linni, a highly specialized ambush predator...Through his perfect camouflage colors (shared with the close species Nimbochromis polystigma) he's almost invisible in the rocky habitat. There he moves from cave to cave to find young inexperienced Mbuna. When he sees one of these juveniles he settles down at the edge of a rock where he waits motionless until his prey shows up again. Once the young Mbuna gets within reach the linni sucks it in with his bulging out mouth. .Some great videos below
AFRICAN CICHLIDS SOLD ON THIS SITE ARE GENERALLY 1.25 INCHES TO 2.25 INCHES IN LENGTH AND ARE SOLD AS UNSEXED JUVENILES. DIFFERENT SIZES WILL BE DESIGNATED IN THE SIZE CHART BELOW.
Small: 1 inch
Regular: 1.25 -2.25 inches
Medium: 2.5- 3.5 inches
Large: 4-6 inches
If you are stocking a new tank or a tank with cichlids under 3 inches you will be safe with small , and regular sizes. If you are stocking a tank that has existing cichlids that are over 3 inches you should only choose regular, or medium sizes.
Most cichlids sold in pet stores are 2 -2.5 inches in size. Our fish are sold smaller because of the demand for these fish and because they ship better at smaller sizes. Our customers have accepted this due to the rarity of the fish offered on our website compared to many of the retail stores. These fish grow so fast, the initial size is less relevant to the quality of genetics and rarity of species. Our regular sized fish will measure between the width of a quarter and the width of a $.50 cent piece. The dynamics of the size is manifested when you know that a 2 inch fish will appear to be 3-4 times the mass of a 1.25 inch fish, since it is not just longer but deeper and thicker and the color is often more robust.