Seneca Park Zoo is home to multiple species of Lake Malawi cichlids. The cichlid aquarium can be found inside the Animals of the Savanna building. Many of the species have very similar behaviors, and almost all of them eat algae and plankton. However, they do live at varying depths.
Hundreds of cichlid species reside in Lake Malawi, and each species has a very specific diet as either algae scrapers, fish eaters, or insectivores.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status
Their threats include pollution, invasive species, and overfishing for the pet trade.