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

PostSubject: Otopharynx lithobates (Zimbawe)   Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:36 am

Scientific Name: Otopharynx lithobates (Zimbawe)

Pronunciation: -t-fr-ngks lth--bts

Common Name(s): Aristochromis Red Top

Geo. Origin: Zimbawe Rock, Malawi

Habitat: Intermediate zone

Diet: Carnivore

Gender Differences: Dimorphic

Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder

Temperament: Peaceful

Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive

Maximum Size: 5.5"

Temperature: 78 - 82°F

pH: 7.8 - 8.6

Water Hardness: Hard

Difficulty: 1
This species lives in large caves and scavenges material lying on the rocky substrate. This fish has several geographic vairants, with the one from Zimbawe Rock being the most popular in the hobby.

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