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Taeniolethrinops praeorbitalis
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Group Haplochromis
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Discovered By REGAN 1922
Fish Size min 10" - max 12" Inches
Min Tank Size 150 Gallons
General Information Located throughout the lake. Found over sandy habitats and in deep water. Diet in the wild consists of insect larvae taken from the sand with its long snout.

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 and mysis.






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