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Diving in Lake Malawi 1997 ~ Part V


An Article by Francesco Zezza

YES!!! You're absolutely right (Well ... I do hope to be right myself!!!): it is a male Pseudotropheus sp. "Msobo" in full "battle colour" (notice the other male, in the background). I hope you can now understand why I decided to take back these fish as my 1st choice?

Carefully look at the tail ... after all we're in the wild (in Lake Malawi itself!) with plenty of space to run away, to hide, or else ... and still this female is "badly" beaten. Any wonder, then, that the same things can (and will) happen in a tank, no matter how big?

Final (two) shots for a batch of fry foraging on a stone (above) and the (right. A bit dark; I know!) swallowed by their mother while another "curious" - to say so - male approaches ... (bottom; a bit dark, I know!)

Enough for today, the air meters say it's time to "climb" to surface; we've been good boys ... there's no need of decompression stops ... only the sorrow for the ended game ... for today!!!

Continued in next page

 

Footnote: All pics (above and below the water) were shot by me; not to be reproduced without permission. I've also rearranged the map to suit the needs of this article.

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