The Malawi Eye-Biter is one of those fish species that has a well deserved common name that clearly illustrates its behaviour. Malawi Eye-Biters are well known for their propensity to bite or eat the eyes out of smaller fish species before consuming them tail first. Both habitats are a bit unusual as most fish simply swallow their prey head first and do not specifically attack the eyes of the prey.

With a well-deserved reputation such as this, it is understandable that this species is not suited for most community African Cichlid aquariums. Malawi Eye-Biter needs to be housed with larger species that will not be considered as a food source. A general rule of thumb is that Malawi Eye-Biter tank mates be at least six inches in length or just over half as long as an adult Malawi Eye-Biter. This species is endemic to all of Lake Malawi and are commonly collected for the aquarium trade, where they are typically sold as Malawi Eye-Biters or Compressiceps Cichlids.

  • 1 x Malawi Eye Biter (Dimidiochromis compressiceps) 8cm
  • Species - Dimidiochromis Compressiceps
  • Common Name - Eye-Biter
  • Marture Adult Size - 9"
  • Origin - Lake Malawi
  • PH Range - 7.2 -8.0
  • Temperature Range 24°c - 28°c
  • Water Type - Hard Alkaline
  • Temperature - Tropical 24 - 28
  • Breed Type - Mouthbrooder
  • Size - 5cm
  • Sex - Unsexed
SKU LF-EYEBiter_large
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m

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