Kenyi



Other Kenyi Names: Kenyi, Blue Kenyi, Kenyi Cichlid, Kenyii, Kennyi

Kenyi Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus lombardoi, Pseudotropheus liliancinius, P. kennyi

Kenyi (Pseudotropheus lombardoi))

Temperature Range: 72°F-82°F
72°-82°
pH Range: 7.8-8.6
7.8-8.6
Hardness Range: 10-20°
10-20°


Family: Cichlidae

Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Malawi

Kenyi Adult Size: 5 inches (cm)

Kenyi Life Expectancy: 10 years

Kenyi Habitat: Lake Malawi

Kenyi Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons

Kenyi Temperament: Very aggressive

Kenyi Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - but in its diet, plant/vegetable matter should be plentiful.

Kenyi Description: The Kenyi is a rather aggressive cichlid from Lake Malawi in Africa. It is very bright blue as a juvenile. As they mature, the females become more of a pale blue and the males become bright yellow. At every stage of development Kennyis have numerous black vertical bars.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other aggressive african cichlids or synodontis catfish

Kenyi Breeding & Spawning: Like most malawi cichlids, the kennyi is a mouth brooder. As such, it is easier to breed this cichlid than many other types of fish. It takes about 3 weeks for fry to emerge once the mother starts holding eggs in her mouth. Fry should be fed crushed cichlid flake fod or newly hatched brine shrimp.

Determining Kenyi Sex: Once out of the juvenile stage, sexing is easy. The males will become a very bright yellow.

Aquarium Region: All over

Kenyi Diseases: Malawi Bloat - condition deadly to malawi cichlids. It is caused by too much protein in the diet of some cichlids.



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