(C. Aristochromis) Malawi Hawk
A. christyi is not a very swift swimmer & prefers rocky niches in which to take cover as well as hunt. It hunts the mbuna who live here. It attacks its prey from a tilted body position, focusing just one eye on the target, while it slowly descends before securing the victim with a sudden sideways stroke. It has a unique "aristocratic" or roman nose that easily differentiates this cichlid from others.
|Breeding:||Maternal Mouth Brooder|
|Max Size:||28 cm|
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