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Buccochromis lepturus
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Group Haplochromis
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Discovered By REGAN 1922
Common Name "Green Lepturus"
Fish Size min 16" - max 18" Inches
Min Tank Size 150 Gallons
General Information Located throughout Lake Malawi. Young B. lepturus found in shallow water over sandy bottoms, adult B. lepturus found in deeper water. Diet in the wild consists of small fish.

The aquarium should have some rockwork but still provide lot's of open swimming space both along the bottom and mid-tank region. Feed a quality cichlid flake/pellet food, supplement occasionally with frozen brine, krill, mysis and live feeders.

This fish is a predator, avoid mixing with small fish, or they will be a snack.

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