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Copadichromis virginalis
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Group Haplochromis
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Discovered By ILES, 1960
Fish Size min 6" - max 7" Inches
Min Tank Size 50 Gallons
General Information Located throughout Lake Malawi. Found mostly in open deep water in the intermediate habitat. Diet in the wild consists mainly of plankton.

The aquarium should have some rockwork but still provide open swimming space both along the bottom and mid-tank region. Feed a quality cichlid flake/pellet food, supplement occasionally with frozen brine, krill and mysis.






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