Nkhomo-benga Peacock, also known as New Yellow Regal Peacock, is a unique fish from Lake Malawi.
It’s at risk because people catch it for their aquariums.
This cichlid lives in sandy areas with rocks and eats small creatures that live on the bottom of the lake.
Nkhomo-benga Peacock Interesting Facts
- Nkhomo-benga Peacock is native to Lake Malawi in Africa and prefers water with a pH of 7.2 to 8.2.
- This fish lives near the bottom of the lake, thriving in tropical environments at latitudes 13°S to 15°S.
- It grows up to 5.1 inches (13.0 centimeters) in total length.
- Females practice mouthbrooding, carrying their eggs in their mouths for protection.
Nkhomo-benga Peacock Habitat
Nkhomo-benga Peacock is native to Lake Malawi in Africa. It’s found specifically in Chipoka, Maleri Islands, Nkhomo, and Usisya.
This freshwater fish lives near the bottom of the lake (benthopelagic). It prefers water with a pH range of 7.2 to 8.2 and hardness between 10 to 30 dH.
The ideal temperature is between 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 26°C). It also thrives in tropical environments located around latitudes of 13°S to 15°S.
|Water Temperature:||72°F to 82°F (22°C to 26°C)|
|Water pH:||7.2 to 8.2 pH|
|Water Hardness:||10 to 30 dH|
Nkhomo-benga Peacock Physical Characteristics
Size: 5.1 inches (13.0 centimeters)
Nkhomo-benga Peacock grows up to 5.1 inches (13.0 centimeters) long.
Nkhomo-benga Peacock Reproduction
Female Nkhomo-benga Peacocks carry their eggs in their mouths for protection, a process known as mouthbrooding.