Protomelas Phenochilus

Protomelas is a genus of haplochromine cichlids endemic to lake Malawi in east Africa. The genus is part of the haplochromine tribe and have maternal mouthbrooding and sexual dimorphism typical of this group. Popular in the aquarium hobby, Protomelas species are sold under a variety of trade names.

This fish is a blower, using a strong water spray from its mouth to stir up the bottom and feed on small invertebrates. They grow to 4 inches in length but have been known to grow 6 inches in an aquarium, females are usually 4 inches in length. Light blue with darker blue head.


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