Giant cichlid

This is arguably the largest cichlid, growing to a length of over 90 cm and weighing up to 4-5 kg.

The Giant cichlid lives in the pelagic, freshwater, pH range: 9.0, dH range: 10, depth range - 85 m environment.

The Giant Cichlid (Boulengerochromis microlepis) is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is the only member of its genus Boulengerochromis and tribe Boulengerochromini. The species was originally described as Tilapia microlepis by George Albert Boulenger in 1899. More

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Common names

Aulonocara nyassae in Catalan (Català)
Boulengerochromis microlepis in French (français)
Geltonasis ešerys in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Giant cichlid in English
Jättikirjoahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kuhe in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Riesenbuntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Tanganyika-kæmpecichlide in Danish (dansk)
Yellowbelly cichlid in English
小鱗麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
小鳞丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Boulengerochromis
Species : Boulengerochromis microlepis
Authority : Boulenger, 1899