Max Growth Size:26cm
Temperament:Territorial, keep with Rift Lake Cichlids Preferred
Water Parameters: Temperature:23-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 7.5-8.5
General Hardness: Hard Range:
Africa: Lake Malawi Diet: Carnivor feed good quality pallets, and frozen foods
Reproduction: Mouthbrooder: after spawning, the females incubate the eggs in their mouth until the fry are free-swimming. Males will mate with multiple females. The fry are easily raised DETAILS These are one of my favorite Haps. They are big fish reaching 20- 26 cm at maturity. Males of this species are prized for their white and light blue spots that glitter across the entire length of their bodies..In the lake it normally feeds on small invertebrates that are digged up by large sand dwelling fish like Taeniolethronops praeorbitalis. Protomelas phenochilus will rush from cloud to cloud hoping to grab some food, a behavior which will be shown in the aquarium too: they will be attracted when you stir up the bottom.