A sort of cichlid capital, East Africa is home to more than half of the 1,500 cichlid species. East African cichlids have enjoyed a special popularity among hobbyists. This book features cichlids found in two great lakes in the East African Rift Valley: Tanganyika and Malawi. Tanganyikan cichlids are renowned for their vivid coloration while Malawi cichlids are especially valued for their fascinating breeding behavior. Contains an overview of East African cichlid species focusing on forms and patterns, providing insight into the various living conditions and reproductive behavior.