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Scientific Name: Protomelas pleurotaenia
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Pronunciation: pr
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Habitat: Shallow Sediment-Rich Bays
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Diet: Carnivore
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Gender Differences: Dimorphic
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Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
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Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 7""
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Temperature: 78 - 82°F
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pH: 7.8 - 8.6
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Water Hardness: Hard
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Difficulty: 2



Photo Credit: Ad Konings


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Male at Otter Point
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Compared to other Protomelas, this fish has a shorter snout. It blows the sediment, hunting for insect larvae and soft-bodied crustaceans. It also is found deeper than other Protomelas, down to 20 meters. Females have two horizontal stripes on a silvery body.
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