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Malawi Lake, Nankumba Peninsula

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Malawi, Mangochi District, Nankumba Peninsula

Lake Malawi is the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, and the ninth largest lake in the world by area. It is the third deepest freshwater lake in the world, and it is home to the highest number of lake fish species (800-1000) in the world, with 90 percent of those species being cichlids that are only found in this lake. Having a very distinct characteristics, Mbuna Cichlids are my favorite. The lake is also an important flyway zone for migratory birds.

The beautiful and untouched landscape of this place became my inspiration to create this biotope.

Submitted by
Kunal Mittal
Approved by
Ad Konings & Stefano Valdesalici
GPS
-14.0251265, 34.8226547
Geographical region
Eastern Africa
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Water body type
Lake
Water body name
Lake Malawi
Water body part
Open water
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
22-26 °C
Water flow/curent
None

Chemical parameters

pH
8
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Substrate in nature

Sand
Beige
Pebble/Gravel
Beige
Stone
Beige
Stone form
Flat
Silt/Mud
None
Leaves
no
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
no

Aquatic Biotope

Date of collecting
13/12/2020
Collecting area
Middle waters
Water depth
over 2,0m
Air temperature
26 °C
Sunlight
Full sun

Environment

Environment
Untouched
Surrounding area

Island, Forest.

Underwater landscape

Rocky.

Fishes:

  • Labidochromis tanganicae
  • Maylandia callainos
  • Cyrtocara moorii
  • Sciaenochromis ahli

Plants of the Vallisneria family.

Threats to ecology

Riparian zone

Trees near the aquatic habitat
Many -