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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Xenotilapia sima. Photo by Dave Hansen Xenotilapia sima, commonly known as the big-eyed Xenotilapia, is distinguishable from other species in the genus by the size of their eyes relative to their heads and by their down-turned face. Found in large groups over sandy bottoms, X. sima will spend...
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    Xenotilapia boulengeri, Photo by Ad Konings Xenotilapia boulengeri is a bi-parental mouthbrooder found throughout Lake Tanganyika. Their habitat is over the sandy bottom close to rocks. Adult pairs group with other X. boulengeri sifting through sand looking for small crustaceans. Males build...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    Xenotilapia flavipinnis. Photo by Dave Hansen Xenotilapia flavipinnis is a delicate and peaceful fish found throughout Lake Tanganyika. In the wild, X. flavipinnis spend their time in open water over the sandy bottom where they sift the sand looking for small creatures. This species can be...
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    A short video by apanhaesta showing a holding Xenotilapia spilopterus. Xenotilapia is a genus of fish from Lake Tanganyika characterized by an elongated shape and various colors along the body and fins. The appear and are quite delicate. Stress and rapid water condition changes can be deadly...
  5. Lake Tanganyika Species
    The final episode of the Earthtouch Lake Malawi series is all about mouthbrooding cichlids. The final Cichlid of Lake Malawi episode, like all the others, is full of high quality in-the-wide footage. The episode focuses on mouthbrooding cichlids and the care it provides their young. This...
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