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Scientific Name: Cynotilapia sp. "Lion" (Lion's Cove)
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Geo. Origin: Lion's Cove, Malawi
Habitat: Open sand near rocks
Diet: Carnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
Maximum Size: 3.5"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2



Photo Credit: Kevin Bauman


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Dominant adult male
Subadult male
Adult male
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Males stake out their territory in the wild with a cluster of small rocks at its center. Under these, the male digs a spawning pit. Males usually hover over this rock, feeding on plankton.
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