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Haplochromis Zebra Obliquidens

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Haplochromis Zebra Obliquidens Cichlid

Haplochromis Zebra Obliquidens is a Lake Victoria cichlid and, true to its name, the fish sports black vertical bars on its body, resembling Zebra stripes.

Care Guide for H. Zebra Obliquidens

Haplochromis Compressiceps occurs relatively close to the rocky shores of Lake Malawi in East Africa. This colorful fish is a mouthbrooder and easy to care for. The females will carry their eggs and fry in a pouch in their throat until they’re large enough to take care of themselves.

Max Size:   6 inches
Water:   72 - 80 F; pH 7 - 8
Difficulty:   Easy
Living Zone:   Bottom & Middle
Temperament:   Semi-aggressive

Large aquariums with open and rocky areas is recommended for this species. This fish will also appreciate good water flow and filtration. They can be kept with other similarly sized cichlids. These fish are very active and will constantly swim in, out and around the rocky formations created for them in the home aquarium. 

The fish will accept a variety of foods, including live foods, frozen blackworms, flakes, or pellets.

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