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


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Male at Otter Point
Photo Credit: Ad Konings


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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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