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Malawi Hawk Cichlid

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Scientific Name: Aristochromis christyi

Place of Origin: Lake Malawi

Adult Size: 12-13"

Temperament: Aggressive.

Description: Like the name implies, this is a predatory cichlid that grows to a large size. They have streamline body with a large head that helps them navigate the water and prey upon smaller cichlids. They are primarily blue in the face with a black line running down the body. The blue contrasts well with their yellow belly and red dorsal and anal fins.

Females and juveniles are sliver in color with a black line running down their body.


Tank Mate Compatibility: Other Haplochromis and Peacock Cichlids, Plecos and Cuckoo Catfish.  Avoid Mbunas.

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