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Rusty Cichlid (Iodotropheus sprengerae)

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Iodotropheus sprengerae, the rusty cichlid, lavender mbuna or lavender cichlid, is a species of cichlid endemic to the Boadzulu and Chinyankwazi Islands and Chinyamwezi Island regions of Lake Malawi. It prefers a temperature range of 24-26 °C.[2]

Rusty cichlids are elongate fish that can grow up to 10.8 centimetres (4.3 in) SL.[2] Juveniles and females are rusty brown color, while mature males have lavender purple hue.

Rusty cichlids are mouthbrooders. Females hold their fertilized eggs and fry, in their mouth for a few weeks before releasing the fry.

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Fish Size:

1-1.5'' Fry Unsexed, 1.5-2'' juvenile Unsexed, 2.5-3'' Male, 2.5-3'' Female, 2.5-3'' Breeding Pair

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