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Nimbochromis polystigma
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Group Haplochromis
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Discovered By REGAN 1922
Fish Size min 8" - max 10" Inches
Min Tank Size 100 Gallons
General Information Located throughout the lake. Found in the intermediate habitat in addition to vegetated areas. Diet in the wild consists of 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.

N. polystigma is a predator and often ambushes smaller fish. For that reason, it should not be kept with smaller Haps and Mbuna.






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