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Scientific Name: 'Lamprologus' callipterus (Mzwema)
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Geo. Origin: Mzwema, Zambia
Habitat: Empty shells
Diet: Carnivore
Gender Differences: Monomorphic
Breeding: Shell Spawner
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 6"
Temperature: 77 - 79°F
pH: 8.6
Water Hardness: Very Hard
Difficulty: 2


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Male posse at Mzwema
Photo Credit: Tim Nurse




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Dominant males guard and keep a harem of females, and are constantly attempting to steal females from other males. Non-dominant and juvenile males live together in large 'packs',, sometimes numbering hundreds, that "hit and run" spawn sites of other cichlids eating eggs or fry.
 
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