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Dimidiochromis compressiceps


Species: Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Common Name: Malawi Eye biter
Size: up to 10" (25cm)
Habitat: AFRICA: Widely distributed in Lake Malawi, upper Shire River and Lake Malombe.
Min Tank Size: Nothing smaller than a 55 gallon.
Diet: Carnivorous, may take Flake and frozen, prefers live.
Behavior: Fairly peaceful.
Water: 72 - 82°F (22-28°C) ; pH range: 7.5 8.3; dH range: 9- 19
Care: Easy, needs live food to thrive.
Communities: Keep with larger fish, will eat small ones.
Suitability: Good for those who can maintain a cichlid tank.

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