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Stigmatochromis pholidophorus
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Group Haplochromis
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Discovered By TREWAVAS 1935
Common Name "Torpedo", "Kambiri"
Fish Size min 6" - max 8" Inches
Min Tank Size 75 Gallons
General Information Located from Senga Bay and from the East Coast near Fort Maguire. Also caught near Ngara. Found in the sandy to intermediate habitat. Diet in the wild consists of small fish.

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, mysis and feeders.






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