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Scientific Name: Otopharynx selenurus
Pronunciation:
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Geo. Origin: Throughout Lake Malawi
Habitat: Sand
Diet: Omnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
Maximum Size: 8"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 3



Photo Credit: Ad Konings


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Adult male
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Opportunistic scavenger that follows other cichlids as they dig through the sand looking for food. O. selenurus will pick up what the other fish miss.
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