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Profiles Tropical Lake Victoria Cichlids

Like Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria is based in the great African Rift Valley in Africa. With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and it is the largest tropical lake in the world. Lake Victoria is the world’s 2nd largest freshwater lake by surface area.

There is a great range of extremely colourful cichlids from Lake Victoria and are often kept with Lake Malawi or Lake Tanganyika cichlids due to the environment required to keep them being the same. These Lake Victoria Cichlid Tropical Fish Profiles will give you a guide on how to best keep the cichlids including the best fish tank set up, compatible tank mates as well as how to breed them in the home aquarium.