Malawi Eyebiter (Dimidiochromis compressiceps)
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Remarks: The Malawi Eyebiter (Dimidiochromis compressiceps) gets its name from its unique hunting strategy: They hide in crevices and quickly ambush passing prey, aiming for the eyes. Once the fish is crippled and weak, they are able to eat the remains. For this reason, they require a large tank and large tankmates. Their mouths are surprisingly large and will easily hold a sub-adult mbuna, for example.
Being a large Hap, they take a while to color up. The wait will be rewarded with a bright blue fish with orange and black fins and a gaping mouth.
Scientific Name: Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Common Name: Malawi Eyebiter
Max Size: 12"
Region of Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa
Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred
Diet: Flake or pellet
Compatibility: Victorian Haps, Malawi Haps, Malawi Peacocks, Synodontis
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