Champsochromis Spiloynchus

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Champsochromis Spiloynchus is an elongate cichlid with a black oblique stripe (which is ordinarily masked in mature males). The elongated soft rays of the dorsal, anal, and pelvic fins are a distinctive feature of adult males. The teeth in the outer rows of the jaws are widely spaced, unlike those of most similar Malawi cichlids such as species of Buccochromis. In adults these teeth are unicuspid and slightly incurved. C. caeruleus can be confused with C. spilorhynchus, the only other species in the genus Champsochromis; however, C. caeruleus is more elongate.
Native Range: Lake-wide distribution
Max. Length: 18 inches
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Feeding: Omnivore
Temperature: 78-82°F
pH: 7.8-8.6