Malawi eyebiter

In the aquarium they usually prefer to swim out in the open unlike the more common Mbuna.

Picture of the Malawi eyebiter has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: Fraser G. J., Hulsey C. D., Bloomquist R. F., Uyesugi K., Manley N. R. & Streelman J. T. (2009) "An Ancient Gene Network Is Co-opted for Teeth on Old and New Jaws". PLoS Biology 7(2): e1000031.
Author: Gareth J. Fraser, C. Darrin Hulsey, Ryan F. Bloomquist, Kristine Uyesugi, Nancy R. Manley, J. Todd Streelman This file is licensed under the

The Malawi eyebiter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 8.0 - 8.0, dH range: 9 - 19 environment.

The Malawi Eyebiter is a real eye-catcher with its metallic sheen and compressed body! With its very unique shape, the Malawi Eyebiter adds to the diversity of an appropriately stocked Lake Malawi tank. More

The Lake Malawi Eyebiter (Dimidiochromis compressips) obviously hails from Lake Malawi in Africa. It can grow to be a rather large cichlid, but is laterally flattened (hence the name). More

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Common names

Chikolombi in Tonga (faka Tonga)
Chikolombi in Tumbuka
Dimidiochromis compressiceps in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Eyebiter in English
Kambuzi in Nyanja
Kuonosuuhautoja in Finnish (suomen kieli)
malawi eye-biter in English
Malawi eyebiter in English
Messerbuntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Nyakalukolombe in Tumbuka
Øjenbidercichlide in Danish (dansk)
Veitsihautoja in Finnish (suomen kieli)
扁头恐怖丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
扁頭恐怖麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
扁首朴丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
扁首樸麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Dimidiochromis
Species : Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Authority : Boulenger, 1908