The Malwai Cichlid scale is a guide for beginners to understand the aggression of their Cichlids.

1 = not aggressive
5 = medium aggression
10 = very aggressive

All listing are generalization of genus.

Please consider that the more fish you have in the tank the less aggressive your fish tend to be!

How aggressive your fish are can be a result of which fish is the boss of the tank.

Please get Your instructional Cichlid DVD guide for more information on Cichlid keeping!

Please email us your opinion on the aggression of each type of cichlid, so we can update our Malawi Cichlid scale!

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2
Labidochromis
Placidochromis

3
Aulonocara
Diplotaxodon
Lethrinops
Tramitichromis
Trematocranus

4
Alticorpus
Chilotilapia
Nyassachromis

5
Fossorochromis
Haplochromis
Hemitaeniochromis
Hemitilapia
Lichnochromis
Mylochromis
Naevochromis
Nimbochromis
Otopharynx
Protomelas
Sciaenochromis
Taeniochromis

6
Corematodus
Ctenopharynx
Cyathochromis
Docimodus
Exochochromis
Iodotropheus
Oreochromis
Ncheni
Pallidochromis
Stigmatochromis

7
Aristochromis
Buccochromis
Caprichromis
Rhamphochromis
Tyrannochromis

8
Astatotilapia
Champsochromis
Cynotilapia
Cyrotocara
Dimidiochromis
Gephyrochromis
Metriaclima
Pseudotropeus
Serranochromis
Tropheops

9
Labeotropheus

10
Genyochromis
Melanochromis
Petrotilapia
Tilapia

Colated by Paul Talbot