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Scientific Name: Telmatochromis dhonti (Magara)
Pronunciation: t
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Common Name(s): Telmatochromis caninus
Habitat: Sediment-Free Rocky Habitat
Diet: Carnivore
Gender Differences: Monomorphic
Breeding: Substrate Spawner
Temperament: Extremely Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Extremely Aggressive
Maximum Size: 4.75"
Temperature: 77 - 79°F
pH: 8.6
Water Hardness: Very Hard
Difficulty: 2



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This fish is often referred to as T. caninus. It is an extremely aggressive fish when defending its territory, and is well capable of inflicting heavy damage to trespassers. The dhonti's natural diet contains insect larvae, and interestingly enough, bits of sponge.
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