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Scientific Name: Copadichromis sp. "Mbenji Blue"
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Geo. Origin: Mbenji Island, Malawi
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Habitat: Intermediate habitat
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Diet: Carnivore
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Gender Differences: Dimorphic
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Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
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Temperament: Peaceful
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Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 6"
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Temperature: 78 - 82°F
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pH: 7.8 - 8.6
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Water Hardness: Hard
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Difficulty: 2


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Photo Credit: Ad Konings


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This species is often confused with C. mbenjii but can be distinguished by the lack of a clearly rounded head and the presence of 3 spots on the body of adult males. It also has a deeper body. Males do not construct bowers but rather defend territories on top of rocks.
 
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