Tyrannochromis nigriventer is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi where it prefers rocky shallows and has a widespread distribution. This species can reach a length of 17 centimetres (6.7 in) SL.
Occurs among mixed rock/sand habitats in shallow water to a depth of 30 m. It is a piscivore and ambushes its prey. Solitary. Breeding males sometimes construct crater shaped spawning pits and control territories during the breeding season. Females guard their fry (for as long as five or six weeks after first release) while staying close to male's territory and the fry are released among the rocks. Known as "Haplochromis macrostoma" in the aquarium trade.
This is for 1 unsexed Tyrannochromis Nigriventer cichlid approximately 1.5-2+ inch in size. Photo is of an older fish, younger fish may not be as colorful as the photo yet.
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