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Scientific Name: Iranocichla hormuzensis
Pronunciation:
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Geo. Origin: Southern Iran - above the Straits of Hormuz
Habitat: Salty, unshaded, muddy bottomed streams
Diet: Herbivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Maximum Size: 4"
Temperature: 78-91°F
Water Hardness: Very Hard



Photo Credit: Dave Hansen


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Male in Dark coloration
Fry
Juvenile Close-up
Juvenile
Juvenile
Live speciman out of water
Male in light coloration
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Possibly on its way to extinction due to environmental pressures. In the wild feeds on a variety of algae and detritus. Broods can be as a large as ~38 eggs. These fish frequently occur in brackish streams, rarely in fresh.
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