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Scientific Name: Protomelas sp. "johnstoni solo"
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Pronunciation: pr
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Geo. Origin: Makonde & Nkanda, Tanzania
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Habitat: Intermediate zone among extensive beds of small pebbles
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Diet: Carnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 9"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2


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Adult male

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Subadult male
Photo Credit: Poor Ken Hong Kong


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As its name so indicates, this species is invariably found ''solo''. Perhaps for that reason, males in breeding coloration are rarely observed and defense of a spawning site has not been observed in the wild. It feeds over long distances on algae and invertebrates picked from the pebbles.
 
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