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Cyrtocara moorii breeding behaviour video
Cyrtocara moorii, commonly known as the Hump-head, is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi in east Africa with a Endemic to Lake Malawi. Endemic to Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe. Widespread throughout Lake Malawi where it is particularly common in the south. Widespread distribution where they prefer areas with sandy substrates. Endemic to Lake Malawi. Widespread distribution with no major widespread threats identified.
It can grow to a length of 20 centimeters (7.9 in) TL. Lives over sandy areas in shallow water (prefers depths ranging from 3–15 m). Feeds on small benthic invertebrates disturbed by other large sand dwelling species (e.g., Taeniolethrinops spp.) with which it is normally associated. Reproduction occurs whenever ripe females and males meet as the males do not build nests nor defend territories. Known as 'Haplochromis moorii' in the aquarium trade. Max. size: 23 cm total length (TL).The species is popular among aquarium keepers where it is known as the hump-head cichlid, blue dolphin cichlid, Malawi dolphin or simply as moorii. It is currently the only known member of its genus.