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Fish Disease Tips: Figure out what caused the fish disease or problem in the first place. Has your tank completed the aquarium nitrogen cycle? Did you quarantine the new fish? Have you been keeping up on those water changes? What are the readings on your aquarium test kits?

Contents of this page belong to www.fishlookup.com (Dimidiochromis compressiceps) is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is found in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. It is endemic to Lake Malawi, east Africa. An ambush predator in the wild, they are piscivorous in nature. The males of this species exhibit a dazzling metallic blue hue and can attain lengths of up to 12 inches whilst the females are a drab silver and only grow to approximately 2/3 of the males length.

In aquarium they should be housed in at least 100 gallon tank as they tend to grow to a larger size. Also, any fish that is smaller in size and of lesser aggression should be avoided as they may be eaten. This species can also exhibit some aggressive behavior towards other similarly colored species. As with all cichlids of lake Malawi they prefer hard, alkaline water.

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