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Sciaenochromis ahli
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Group Haplochromis
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Female Picture
Common Name "Electric Blue Ahli"
Fish Size min 6" - max 6" Inches
Min Tank Size 50 Gallons
General Information Located throughout the Northern part of the lake. Found mostly in the intermediate habitat. Diet in the wild consists of small fish and invertebrates taken from the sand.

Male in picture not in full breeding dress and still maturing. Note the egg spots and colouration on the anal fin of the male. These specimens collected from Itungi.

This species is distinct from the much more commonly seen S. fryeri. S. fryeri are often mislabled as S. ahli. True S. ahli are rarely seen in the hobby.

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