Lake Malawi OBs

OB is a term used for Malawi Cichlids with unique spotted patterns. It originated when a male Aulonocara was crossed with a female Mbuna. The OB gene occurs naturally in Mbunas, but was introduced to Peacocks and Haps by selective breeding. Much in the same way as dog breeds were created.

There is much debate in the Cichlid keeping world on the merit of these hybrids, but we can't help but appreciate the beauty and individuality found in these hybrids. We have set out to make some strains of our own that can't be found anywhere else!

*OB DISCLAIMER* These fish are hybrids and often do not possesses the heterogeneity of color patterns like straight species do. What you purchase may appear different from the photo. At this time, we cannot send photos of fish for customers to choose a fish. If you would like a specific pattern, leave us a note and we will try to accommodate you the best we can.