Fuelleborni Cichlid, Marmalade

lg 80670 Fuelleborni Cichlid Marmalade
Latin name: (Labeotropheus fuelleborni)

Care Level





Black, Blue, Orange



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size

Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons



The Fuelleborni Cichlid, Marmalade is one of the most stunning and sought-after cichlids originating from the waters of Lake Malawi, Africa. This variation is characterized by its distinct blue body with dark vertical bands and an orange dorsal fin, and males feature the typical egg spots. In addition, the males are generally larger than the females at maturity. With its vibrant coloration and hardy temperament, the Fuelleborni Cichlid, Marmalade is the perfect addition to any freshwater aquarium. Furthermore, these cichlids are relatively easy to care for and can adapt to many different water conditions.

To ensure a proper habitat for your Fuelleborni Cichlid, it is important to provide an aquarium of at least 50 gallons with a sandy substrate and plenty of stacked rocks. This will provide adequate space for the fish to thrive and allow for the formation of territories. The rockwork should include multiple caves to reduce the aggression of this territorial species. Additionally, it is necessary to ensure the aquarium is well-maintained and filtered to create an ideal environment for your fish. Furthermore, it is important to provide a varied diet that includes both live and frozen foods. With proper care and a suitable habitat, your Fuelleborni Cichlid can live a healthy and enriched life.

Most members of the mouth brooding variety of African cichlids are bred in captivity easily provided the proper tank set-up and excellent water conditions. The female first lays up to 60 eggs which she then scoops into her mouth where they are fertilized. The fry remain in the female’s mouth for 12 to 21 days before being released. For the following week or so, the female will scoop the young back into her mouth when any danger is sensed. A small group of 5 to 7 females and one male provide the best opportunity for breeding.

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