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Lichnochromis acuticeps
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Group Haplochromis
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Discovered By TREWAVAS 1935
Common Name "Malawi Gar"
Fish Size min 8" - max 10" Inches
Min Tank Size 100 Gallons
General Information Located throughout the lake. Found in shallow water in the intermediate habitat. Diet in the wild consists of invertebrates and small fish.

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






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