• Malawi Eye-Biter (Dimidiochromis Compressiceps)


    This fish is a predator and has been witnessed eating the eyes out of it's prey. It is also the only known predator to eat it's prey tail first.
    They prefer a rocky scape and a sandy substrate, with plenty of places to hide.

    Common Name:
    Malawi Eye-Biter

    Scientific Name: Dimidiochromis Compressiceps






    Temperature pH Range Hardness (dH) Max. Size Min. Tank Size Size Area
    72F - 80F 8.0 - 8.5 10 - 15 10 inches 55 gallons All Areas

    Origin:
    Lake Malawi

    Life Span:
    5 - 10 years

    Diet:
    Carnivore

    Additional Diet Information:
    This fish is a predator, so they prefer live fish and frozen foods. They will eat pellets and flakes.

    Gender Difference:
    Dimorphic
    Males are green-blue and have egg spots on the anal fin. Females have a gold head.

    Breeding:
    Maternal Mouthbrooder
    It is best to have several females to one male to discourage aggression.

    Temperament/Social Behavior:

    • Aggressive
    • Will eat smaller fish
    • Preditory
    Availability:
    Occasionally Available


    This article was originally published in forum thread: Malawi Eye-Biter (Dimidiochromis Compressiceps) started by imagirlgeek View original post