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Sciaenochromis fryeri "snow-white/white-knight"

Sciaenochromis fryeri is a cichlid which is living all around Lake Malawi in all types of habitats as long as there are rocks in their environment. This colorvariant however is a breeding form of Sciaenochromis fryeri which is not living in the lake. Most times this species is offered as "snow-white" but sometimes also as "white-knight".

In the lake the males of these species can grow to 16 cm, in the aquarium however they can grow taller because of a good feeding. The males can then grow to about 20 cm, females grow to about 14 cm.

You can best keep this species with multiple females in a large tank with a lot of swimming space. These are inhabitants you can also keep together with all kinds of species, also mbunas.

In the lake they are mainly feeding themselves with young mbunas. In the aquarium they are comfortable with any food. They take everything they get offered, like spirulina pellets, mysis, artemia, cyclops and shrimp-peas mix.