Eclectochromis ornatus


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SKU: Eclectochromis ornatus "Maleri" "German Bred" TR MD Categories: ,

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Geographic Range: Lake Malawi, East Africa

Diet: Carnivorous – feed a diet rich in protein such as high-quality pellets, supplemented with live or frozen foods like shrimp, krill, or small fish.

Average Adult Size: 6-8 inches (15-20 cm)

Preferred Water Parameters: pH 7.8-8.6, hardness (dH) 7-20°, temperature 75-82°F (24-28°C)

Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons (208 liters)

Acceptable Tank Mates: Other peaceful Lake Malawi cichlids, avoid aggressive species; provide plenty of open swimming space and rock formations for hiding and territorial behavior.

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