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Scientific Name: Copadichromis sp. "Virginalis Chitande"
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Geo. Origin: Chitande Island and Chewere, Malawi
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Habitat: Rocky and intermediate zones
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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: Mildly Aggressive
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Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 5.25"
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Temperature: 78 - 82°F
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pH: 7.8 - 8.6
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Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2


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This species appears to be very closely related to C. virginalis but differs in coloration and depth distribution. The "Virginalis Chitande" is found at depths between 5 and 30 meters whereas the virginalis prefers depths below 30 meters. Dominant males of this species are dark blue with a light blue blaze on the upper part of the body. Females are silver and are found at a depth of 25 meters (which is unusual for females). Breeding males build cave craters, using a large, overhanging rock. This rock thus forms a protective wall on one side and a ceiling over the nest.
 
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