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Labidochromis spec."Perlmutt"
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Group Mbuna
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Common Name "Perlmutt"
Fish Size min 3" - max 4" Inches
Min Tank Size 30 Gallons
General Information Located at Higga Reef, Mbamba Bay Island and at Chuwa. Found in deep water over the rocky habitat. Diet in the wild consists of invertebrates.

The aquarium should have plenty of rockwork to provide shelter, territorial markers and spawning sites. Feed a quality cichlid flake/pellet food. Supplement with spirulina flake and frozen foods such as krill, brine or mysis.






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