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 Profiles Malawi Mbuna Cyathochromis obliquidens
Cyathochromis obliquidens
     
Scientific Name: Cyathochromis obliquidens
Pronunciation: s-th--kr-ms
Habitat: Shallow Precipitous Rocky Habitat, Vegetation
Diet: Herbivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Highly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 5"
Water Hardness: Hard
Comments:
This is the only species of the Genus Cyathochromis. Frequently found in vegetation rich waters. Males are aggressively territorial and dig pits among the vegetation or under rocks. Females are solitary or in small groups. Feeds on algae from the surface of rocks and macrophytes. Also feeds on small invertebrates as well as plankton. Exported in the aquarium trade under its scientific name. Max. size: reaches a maximum total length of 13 cm.
 Profiles Malawi Mbuna Cyathochromis obliquidens
 Key To Species Profile Terms
 Pronunciation: Refer to our Pronunciation Key for an explanation of the phonetic symbols.
 Habitat: This is the primary location where the cichlid is found and is a generalization. This does not
  mean a fish cannot be found in other habitats.
 Diet: Many cichlids specialize in eating one type of food; notwithstanding, some of these specialized
  feeders are flexible and can be opportunistic feeders.
 Temperament: This describes the overall demeanor of a cichlid toward other tankmates that
  are of a different species. Consider that there is variability in temperament due to various factors,
  including aquarium size, tankmates of similar appearance, stocking levels, and order of introduction.
  There may even be some variability among individual specimens.
 Conspecific Temperament: This describes the overall demeanor of a cichlid toward other tank-
  mates of the same species. Consider that there is variability in temperament due to such factors as
  aquarium size, stocking levels and order of introduction. There may even be some variability among
  individual specimens.
 Maximum Size: This is in regards to total length (including the tail) of typical aquarium specimens.
  Wild specimens may not attain this size, or may in fact grow larger than aquarium raised individuals
  due to various factors. Also consider that this is the typical maximum size and there are exceptional
  individuals that will exceed it.
 Difficulty: This measure is a relative value, comparing a single species against all other cichlids.
  This only accounts for maintanence in the aquarium and not breeding considerations.
  1 = easy and forgiving, 5 = extremely challenging.
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