Malawi Hawk


(C. Aristochromis) Malawi Hawk


Description

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.

Family:Cichlidae
Genus:Aristochromis
Species:Christyi
 
Status:SOLD OUT
 
Diet:Carnivore
Sexing:Dimorphic
Breeding:Maternal Mouth Brooder
 
Max Size:28 cm
Water Hardness:Hard
Difficulty:12333
 
TempermentConspecific Temperment
PeacefulAggressive
 
min Temp °Cmax Temp °C
2528
 
min pHmax pH
7.88.6