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Scientific Name: Buccochromis heterotoenia
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Geo. Origin: Lake-wide distribution
Habitat: Deep rocky habitats
Diet: Carnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
Maximum Size: 18"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2



Photo Credit: Kenji Takahasi


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Subadults are easily recognized by their combination of a single diagonal stripe and vertical bars. It preys on small mbuna in the wild and in the aquarium.
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