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Scientific Name: Petrochromis fasciolatus (Kalambo)
Pronunciation: p
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Habitat: Intermediate Zone
Diet: Herbivore
Gender Differences: Monomorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Extremely Aggressive
Maximum Size: 7"
Temperature: 77 - 79°F
pH: 8.6
Water Hardness: Very Hard
Difficulty: 5



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The Petrochromis Myth
The Petrochromis Myth
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While all Petrochromis are deemed to be very aggressive, Petrochromis fasciolatus are one of the less aggressive species. These fish are found schooling in the wild so a large group in a large tank will disperse the aggression.
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