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Scientific Name: Boulengerochromis microlepis
Pronunciation: b
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Common Name(s): Emperor or Giant Cichlid
Habitat: Sand
Diet: Carnivore
Gender Differences: Monomorphic
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
Maximum Size: 36"
Temperature: 77 - 79°F
pH: 8.6
Water Hardness: Very Hard
Difficulty: 2



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Young adult
Young adult
Subadult female
Subadult
En masse
Close up of group
Face close up
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A very large cichlid, that really is not suitable for the standard home aquarium. Perhaps a few fish might be ok in a 500 gallon or larger.
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