Mandalawi World
a new, fascinating discovery in Lake Malawi

Survey and Collection of the Fish of Mandalawi - Page 3

   
A male Otopharynx sp. "Cave - Mandalawi" hovering outside his cave Stigmatochromis modestus "Blood belly - Mandalawi" patrolling his hide-out

     
Labidochromis sp. "Perlmutt - Mandalawi" searching through the rocky habitat of boulders and cliffs. While bringing fish to surface they must not get decompression sickness and die. To avoid it, the cage that they are in, must not be lifted more than a few meters per day. From bottom to surface takes about two weeks. Pseudotropheus sp. "Elongatus mandalawi - Mandalawi" picking algal growth behind a beautiful sponge.

   
A diver from Mandalawi taking off his diving gear after ascending from the last decompression stop. A diver collecting fish at 60 meters depth at Mandalawi. He will stay at the bottom for 20 minutes and then on his way up he has to pass through three different compression stops by 9, 6 and 3 meters. He will need totally 40 minutes to ascend from bottom to surface, and an extra set of scuba tanks with air.

Survey and Collection of the Fish of Mandalawi - Page 3
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