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A review of cichlid species of the world.

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Cichlids of the World

Cichlids have adapted to live, survive and breed in different parts of the world, in a vast array of habitats, with specialised feeding techniques and a myriad of breeding and parenting styles. Broadly speaking cichlids are grouped according to their location, and the broken down into subgroups based on physiological features, habitat and behavioural traits. Cichlids are found in Africa, Central America, South America and Asia. African cichlids can be further divided into the following main gro

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Steatocranus casuarius

Species information Species: Steatocranus casuarius Synoma: Steatocranus casuarinus Common name: Lionhead, Humphead Cichlid and Blockhead Cichlid Origin: Africa: Pool Malebo (i.e. Stanley Pool) and the lower Congo River in both Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo Localities/Morphs: Maximum size: In the wild they can grow to 10cm (Total Length) Natural habitat: Fast flowing streams Natural foods/prey: Water chemistry in the wild: pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 19 Predators: L

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