Above: In this picture a young mature male Premium Quality Lake Malawi Eye-Biter Compressiceps Hap was swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture. Comments: These are fabulous fish with silvery metallic bodies and males develop red coloration in the fins.
But male Eye Biters quarrel with each other and become quite aggressive when getting ready to spawn and when spawning.
She'll brood them for about 3-weeks, then release them in the aquarium. They are miniature versions of their mother and very cute!
Click here to read more about breeding mouthbrooders. Click here for a lot more about breeding various tropical fish in aquariums.
Popularity: Since maybe the 1980s the Eye-Biter Compressiceps Hap from Lake Malawi has been a popular aquarium fish. Names: Their scientific name is Dimidiochromis compressiceps. Variations: Like a lot of aquarium fish, there is an albino variation of this fish. Lake Malawi is a huge lake, and these Eye-Biters are found over a wide area of the lake, so there we think it's likely that there may be other variations, but we do not yet know about them.
There are now other species in the genus Dimidiochromis.
Click here for a lot more information about keeping and caring for Eye-Biter Compressiceps Haps, including a picture gallery.
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DrTom - 01/20/2015
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