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Scientific Name: Melanochromis dialeptos
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Geo. Origin: Masinje Rocks, north of Makanjila, Malawi
Habitat: Sediment-Free Rocky Habitat
Diet: Herbivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 3"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2



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M. dialeptos is similar in appearance to M. auratus. The males usually are dark with two light yellow horizontal bars and a yellow bar at the edge of the dorsal fin. The males appear light yellow with three small dark bars on the body and one broad bar on the dorsal fin.
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