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Scientific Name: Tropheops sp. "Macrophthalmus Chitimba"
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Pronunciation: tr
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Geo. Origin: Chitimba Bay, Malawi
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Habitat: Deep Rocky Habitat
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Diet: Herbivore
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Gender Differences: Dimorphic
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Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
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Temperament: Aggressive
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Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 5.5"
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Temperature: 78 - 82°F
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pH: 7.8 - 8.6
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Water Hardness: Hard
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Difficulty: 3


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Water Fin Underwater Organism Fish

Male in the wild
Photo Credit: Ad Konings


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This species is closely related to T. macrophthalmus but differs in habitat preference and color morphology. It is found at a depth of 22 meters, whereas T. macrophthalmus prefers the upper 10 meters of the purely rocky habitat. Males are golden yellow but become blue with yellow-orange patch on the nape and anterior part of the back as they get older. Females are golden yellow.
 
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