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Location : NSW australia
Registration date : 2009-01-25

PostSubject: Nimbochromis livingstonii   Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:34 am

Scientific Name: Nimbochromis livingstonii

Pronunciation: nm-b-kr-ms lv-ng-stn-

Common Name(s): Kalingo

Geo. Origin: Lake-wide distribution

Habitat: Shallow muddy habitat

Diet: Carnivore

Gender Differences: Dimorphic

Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder

Temperament: Aggressive

Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive

Maximum Size: 10.5"

Temperature: 78 - 82°F

pH: 7.8 - 8.6

Water Hardness: Hard

Difficulty: 2
Breeding males are a dark blue color, which obscures its blotched pattern. Spawning usually occurs at the edge of a rocky habitat, where the male digs a shallow bowl beside a large rock. This fish hunts small, inexperienced cichlids by feigning death. It buries itself partially in the sand or lays on its side over a rock, remaining perfectly motionless. Its white color attracts small cichlids, which are caught with a sideways thrust upon approaching the predator.

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