This book, the first ever guide to the cichlid fishes of the offshore waters
of Lake Malawi, shows that this habitat harbours a great diversity of little-known
cichlid species. Aquarists will be fascinated by the wealth of previously-unknown
brilliantly-coloured and bizarrely-shaped species. Information on distinguishing
features, colour, size, distribution and abundance, commercial importance,
diet, reproduction, and taxonomy are given for 199 species, 79 of which
are presently undescribed.
186 colour and 44 black and white photographs illustrate all species.