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Malawi Eye Biter 2.5-3inch

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The Malawi Eyebiter Dimidiochromis compressiceps is a fabulous looking, predatory cichlid from Africa. This fish makes a truly an impressive show piece with its dynamic blue metallic coloring and very unique shape. It it is extremely compressed laterally, making it possibly the most flattened cichlid in Lake Malawi. It reaches up to 10 inches (25 cm) in length and has a forward projecting, toothed lower jaw. This thin body shape allowing it to move with great bursts of speed, coupled with its strong jaws, make it a lethal predator of small fish.


This is a very interesting fish to keep and definitely adds diversity to the appropriately stocked Malawi cichlid tank. The unique physical aspects of the Malawi Eyebiter makes it a favorite to some cichlid admirers. Some of its common names are derived from its shape, such as the Compressiceps and Haplochromis Compressiceps.


  • Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Size of fish - inches: 9.8 inches (24.99 cm)
  • Minimum Tank Size: 125 gal (473 L)
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Aquarium Hardiness: Moderately hardy
  • Temperature: 73.0 to 86.0° F (22.8 to 30.0° C)

The Malawi Eyebiter is an omnivore / piscivore with a large portion of their diet being small bony fish. They will kill and eat any fish that is smaller, and 1/2 its size for sure. It is not necessary to feed live feeder fish, which as with any cichlid will heighten aggression. They may be fed silversides, lancefish, prawns, cockle, mussel and other shellfish, shrimp, and some green veggies.

Malawi Eye Biter 2.5-3inch



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