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Albino Compressiceps Cichlid - Small

Albino Compressiceps Cichlid - Small
Albino Compressiceps Cichlid - Small

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  • Model: AC102S
  • EAN: 755349025053

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Care Level
Color / Form
Black, white
Geographic Region
Western Africa
Max Size
16 cm
Tank Size
Water Conditions
24-28C, KH 10-15, pH 7.8-8.6
General Information
Family Cichlidae
Latin Name Tilapia butterkofferi

The Albino Compressiceps, an African cichlid, is currently classified as Dimidiochromis compressiceps. It was formerly known as Haplochromis compressiceps, and is endemic to the waters of Lake Malawi.

Often referred to as the Malawi Eye-biter, it is the only known predator to eat its prey tail first. It has also been observed biting the eyes out of other fish prior to devouring them, hence its common name. It may also be listed under the genera Paratilapia, Haplochromis, and Cyrtocara.

The Albino Compressiceps requires a tank as large as possible, but a minimum of 70 gallons and densely planted along the tanks perimeter with Vallisneria or similar reedy plants. Include a deep, sandy bottom, lots of rocks for hiding, and good filtration.

The Albino Compressiceps is a mouth brooder. Most members of the mouth brooding variety of African cichlids are easily bred while in the aquarium if given the proper aquarium set-up and water conditions.

A small group of 5 to 7 females and one male will provide the optimal breeding opportunities. The Compressiceps requires a diet of live, frozen meaty foods, or a good quality flake or pellet food designed for African Cichlids.

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