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Tropheops spec. "yellow chin"
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Group Mbuna
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Common Name "Yellow Chin"
Fish Size min 4" - max 5" Inches
Min Tank Size 50 Gallons
General Information Located around Likoma and Chizumulu Islands. Found mostly in shallow, intermediate habitats. Diet in the wild consists of aufwuchs in addition to food taken of the sandy bottom and the leaves of plants.

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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