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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Black Moorii

I hate to admit this, but for once Craig was on the right track and came up with the first answer that it was a fin even though it was by sheer accident. :) Okay the wrong fish of course but I am happy with "fin". Congrats, at least there is one week you won now. :)
Thanks for playing everyone!!

The Tropheus Moorii (Kaiser II) Cichlid originates from the rocky coastal waters of Lake Tanganyika, Africa and is about 4 inches in body length. They are completely black except for a yellow vertical band that runs the entire width of the fish in the middle of their body.
These fish have the amazing ability to hide this band when stressed. Like other species in the Tropheus genus, they are extremely aggressive towards their own kind.

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