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Scientific Name: Melanochromis simulans
Pronunciation: m
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Geo. Origin: Gome to Nkhungu
Habitat: Shallow Precipitous Rocky Habitat
Diet: Omnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 4"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2


Images:


Male at Nkhungu Pt.


Female at Gome


Female
Photo Credit: Ad Konings




Comments:
M. Simulans has a relative slender point body. The males coloration is black with two bright blue horizontals bars, the lower at eye hight. The dorsal fin has a small blright blue band at the edge and at the point where the fin touches the body. Females have a similar look but are basic yellow with black barring.
 
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