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Venustus Cichlid
( Scientific Name: Nimbochromis venustus )

Nimbochromis venustus, commonly called Venustus Hap or Giraffe Hap, is a Haplochromine cichlid endemid to Lake Malawi in Africa. It prefers the deeper regions of the lake where it hunts smaller juvenile cichlids with a specialised hunting technique. After spotting prey, it will partially submerge itself into the sand and lie motionless until the chosen fish comes within reach. it will then dart out of the sand and strike.


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