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Scientific Name: Protomelas similis
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Pronunciation: pr
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Geo. Origin: Lake-wide distribution
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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: Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 9"
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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


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Plant Water Terrestrial plant Fin Fish

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Breeding males are characterized by a bright blue color with a reddish patch behind the gill plate. The anal fin is dark with an orange edge & has light-colored streaks. P. similis is often found in Vallisneria beds where it feeds on these plants by biting out pieces of the leaves with the aid of its very sharp & closely packed teeth. Males build cone bowers in the middle of these plant beds, where they have cleared room.
 
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