dcsimg

Life Cycle

provided by Fishbase
Guards the young for about 4 days.
license
cc-by-nc
copyright
FishBase
Recorder
Armi G. Torres
original
visit source
partner site
Fishbase

Biology

provided by Fishbase
Usually encountered near rocks (Ref. 267, 55954), but also often forms schools offshore (Ref. 267). A common predator in surface water near the shore (Ref. 267). Feeds on small fishes; the small Utaka and lake sardine, Engraulicypris sardella, are among the favorite items (Ref. 5595). Hunts in pairs or in large groups (Ref. 3817).
license
cc-by-nc
copyright
FishBase
Recorder
Crispina B. Binohlan
original
visit source
partner site
Fishbase

Importance

provided by Fishbase
aquarium: commercial
license
cc-by-nc
copyright
FishBase
Recorder
Crispina B. Binohlan
original
visit source
partner site
Fishbase

Dimidiochromis kiwinge

provided by wikipedia EN

Dimidiochromis kiwinge is a species of haplochromine cichlid which is found in Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes.

This species is normally found in the vicinity of rocks, although it frequently forms offshore shoals and is a common predator on the surface near the shore where it feeds on small fishes, especially utaka and Lake Malawi sardines. It either hunts in pairs or in large groups.[2] The females are mouthbrooders and while they are brooding young they remain in midwater until the fry are released.[1] This species is a lek breeder in which the males create raised bowls in the substrate near to each other and compete for the attention of the females which are ready to spawn.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Konings, A.; Kazembe, J.; Makocho, P. (2019). "Dimidiochromis kiwinge". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T60892A155043572. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T60892A155043572.en. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2018). "Dimidiochromis kiwinge" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  3. ^ "Dimidiochromis kiwinge". The Cichlid Forum. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
 title=
license
cc-by-sa-3.0
copyright
Wikipedia authors and editors
original
visit source
partner site
wikipedia EN

Dimidiochromis kiwinge: Brief Summary

provided by wikipedia EN

Dimidiochromis kiwinge is a species of haplochromine cichlid which is found in Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes.

This species is normally found in the vicinity of rocks, although it frequently forms offshore shoals and is a common predator on the surface near the shore where it feeds on small fishes, especially utaka and Lake Malawi sardines. It either hunts in pairs or in large groups. The females are mouthbrooders and while they are brooding young they remain in midwater until the fry are released. This species is a lek breeder in which the males create raised bowls in the substrate near to each other and compete for the attention of the females which are ready to spawn.

license
cc-by-sa-3.0
copyright
Wikipedia authors and editors
original
visit source
partner site
wikipedia EN