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Scientific Name: Exochochromis anagenys
Tints and shades Font Rectangle Pattern Monochrome photography
Pronunciation:
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Geo. Origin: Lake-wide distribution
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Habitat: Rocks
Tints and shades Font Rectangle Pattern Monochrome photography
Diet: Carnivore
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Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Tints and shades Font Rectangle Pattern Monochrome photography
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Tints and shades Font Rectangle Pattern Monochrome photography
Temperament: Peaceful
Tints and shades Font Rectangle Pattern Monochrome photography
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Tints and shades Font Rectangle Pattern Monochrome photography
Maximum Size: 13.5"
Tints and shades Font Rectangle Pattern Monochrome photography
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
Tints and shades Font Rectangle Pattern Monochrome photography
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 3


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Subadult Male


Subadult Female


Male (top) and Female


Male


Male
Photo Credit: Randy Walker




Comments:
Courting males have a blue coloration. Females & non-breeding males in the northern half of the lake are yellow with 3 spots while those in the southern half are silver. Its mouth has a unique beak-like shape, being laterally compressed. This adaptation affords a strong grip on its prey, which is caught in a sideways stroke of the head. It hunts mbuna from a tilted angle of the body, probably to prevent detection. Also unique to E. anagenys, it cruises through rocky habitats at high speed, stopping occasionally to hunt.
 
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