Other Kenyi Names:
Kenyi, Blue Kenyi, Kenyi Cichlid, Kenyii, Kennyi
Kenyi Scientific Name:
Pseudotropheus lombardoi, Pseudotropheus liliancinius, P. kennyi
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:
Kenyi Diet & Nutrition:
Omnivorous - but in its diet, plant/vegetable matter should be plentiful.
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.
Malawi Bloat - condition deadly to malawi cichlids. It is caused by too much protein in the diet of some cichlids.
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