Dimidiochromis Compressiceps  regular 1.25 - 2.25 inch

Dimidiochromis Compressiceps regular 1.25 - 2.25 inch

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Scientific Name: Dimidiochromis compressiceps is unfairly referred to as the Malawi Eye Biter. This piscivore is found though out the Lake in reeds and Vallisneria beds where it preys on juveniles (particularly Copadichromis spp.) hiding among plants. Its laterally compressed body helps it avoid detection. It has a large protractible mouth can reach out & suck in its victims. This large mouth also accommodates large spawns. This is one of my favorite cichlids on is commonly found is the Hap, Hap/peacock and standard mixes featured on this site. The compressiceps does well with the Red Zebra Stampede and Rainbow Zebra foods, supplemented with Krill. A tank size of 55 gallon and larger is recommended with a temp of 78 to 82 degrees and an aquarium or cichlid salt at the rate of 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons is also helpful.

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