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

PostSubject: Nimbochromis venustus   Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:35 am

Scientific Name: Nimbochromis venustus

Pronunciation: nm-b-kr-ms v-ns-ts

Common Name(s): Giraffe Cichlid, Kalingo

Geo. Origin: Lake-wide distribution

Habitat: Deep Intermediate Habitats

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
Venustus males often assume a blue coloration when sexually active, with the blue being most intense on the head. In the wild, this species hunts small cichlids by plowing slightly into the sand when it spots small juvenile cichlids. There it remains motionless until prey are within reach.

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