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Scientific Name: Protomelas sp. "Spilonotus Likoma"
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Geo. Origin: Likoma & Kande Islands, Malawi
Habitat: Wave-washed upper habitat at steep rock coasts
Diet: Carnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 10"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard


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Adult male
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This species forms small feeding schools in mid-water several feet away from large boulders. Males and females feed on plankton (when available) as well as soft-bodied invertebrates that either fall in or are washed into the water. Territories are defended in the open water. Females only grow to 2/3 the total length of males.
 
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