Back in 2017 I wrote about some mbuna cichlids I had. Specifically, I talked about their propensity to be night time killers. You can read that post here.
This post is about a Tanganyikan version – Telmatochromis sp. “temporalis shell”. If you’ve kept cichlids long enough, you might notice many display their own unique personalities…just like people. By the same token, I believe that certain species have a greater propensity for violence. In my experience, these Telmatochromis are true night stalkers also. They’re even more deserving of the moniker because adults are typically jet black in color (unless stressed, which is a post for another day).