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Scientific Name: Melanochromis mpoto
Pronunciation: m
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Geo. Origin: Northern part of lake Malawi
Habitat: Deep Rocky Habitat
Diet: Herbivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
Maximum Size: 6"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2



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Female at Katale
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Maps Malawi Bloat Malawi Breeding Cichlid Compatibility
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M. Robustsus usually is found deeper than 20 meters. M. Robustsus males are Blue with yellow edges on the dorsal fin and tail. Dominant males will color up completely blue. Females are brownish.
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