Malawi Eye Biter

Other Malawi Eye Biter Names: Malawi Eye Biter, Malawi Eye-biter, Malawi Eyebiter

Malawi Eye Biter Scientific Name: Dimidiochromis compressiceps

Malawi Eye Biter (Dimidiochromis compressiceps))

Temperature Range: 72°F-82°F
pH Range: 8-9
Hardness Range: 10-20°

Family: Cichlidae

Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Malawi

Malawi Eye Biter Adult Size: 10 inches (cm)

Malawi Eye Biter Life Expectancy: 14 years

Malawi Eye Biter Habitat: East African Lake Malawi

Malawi Eye Biter Minimum Tank Size: 90 gallons

Malawi Eye Biter Temperament: Aggressive and predatory - Will bite the eyes of prey fish.

Malawi Eye Biter Diet & Nutrition: Carnivorous - prefers live foods or frozen foods over flake or pellet foods.

Malawi Eye Biter Description: This fish grows relatively large and needs a big tank. 90 gallon should be considered a minimum. A large aquarium (125+ gallons) is required to keep more than one male. Requires stone formations that allows the fish good hiding places. Malawi eyebiters also requires areas with dense vegetation. Donít use roots in your aquarium since they lower PH levels..

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other large malawi cichlids.

Malawi Eye Biter Breeding & Spawning: Four to six females to one male is recommended. The female is a mouth brooder. Feed large amounts of fresh, high quality food.

Determining Malawi Eye Biter Sex: The males have egg spots on anal fin.

Aquarium Region: Middle

Malawi Eye Biter Diseases: None specific to species.

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