AFRICAN CICHLID TANK
The absence of plants in an African Cichlid tank can be compensated by a rocky
decor that provides the fish with shelters and hiding places; polyurethane and polystyrene
can also prove very effective for fulfilling the same purpose.
For Lake Tanganyika, you can introduce the Cyprinodontid Lamprichthys tanganicanus
or a species of Lamprologus, which takes refuge in a gastropod shell. For Lake Malawi,
you can add species of the Haplochromis genus. These reproduce through mouth brooding,
ensuring that the hobbyist can look forward to a fascinating spectacle once he or
she has spotted a female with her mouth swollen by eggs.