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Scientific Name: Cynotilapia sp. "Ndumbi"
Pronunciation: s
Geo. Origin: Likoma, Chizumulu, Taiwan Reef, Mphanga, Lupingu, Magunga, Higga, and Chilucha Reef.
Habitat: Large dark caves in the sediment-free rocky habitat
Diet: Carnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
Maximum Size: 6"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2


In the wild
Photo Credit: Ad Konings


The males from most populations of this species are almost entirely black with white edges to their fins, giving them a subtle contrast to the dark caves in which they live.
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