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Malawi Eye Biter Cyrtocara compressiceps Dimidiochromis compressiceps

Category: Cichlids - Malawi - Miscellaneous Open Water

Size: 14-16cm

Price: £49.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 2 in stock

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Males only
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 14-16cm

Dimidiochromis compressiceps (Malawi Eye Biter, Cyrtocara compressiceps)

A variable species, most commonly seen in its blue form but a golden form is also seen periodically. The fins are reddish, and on males yellow egg spots are obvious. Male fish also have bright colour fringes on the edge of the dorsal fin, typically red and powder blue. Females and immature males have a dark band running along the midline of the flank.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Apart from being predatory and easily able to fish up to half its size, this species is completely peaceful and relatively easy to keep. Live foods are preferred, but it can be weaned onto flake and pellets. Earthworms, river shrimps, and so on make good conditioning foods. Fairly readily spawned in captivity. A maternal mouthbrooder, the eggs are fertilised externally on a stone. Incubation time is about three weeks. Females will eat free swimming fry, so should be removed once the fry have been released.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Lake Malawi, Africa
Temperature 24-26C
Size 25 cm
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline water essential
Water PH 7.5-8.5