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PostSubject: Placidochromis milomo   Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:37 am

Scientific Name: Placidochromis milomo

Pronunciation: pl-sd--kr-ms m-l-m

Common Name(s): Super VC-10

Geo. Origin: Lake-wide distribution

Habitat: Deep Rocky Habitats

Diet: Carnivore

Gender Differences: Dimorphic

Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder

Temperament: Mildly Aggressive

Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive

Maximum Size: 11"

Temperature: 78 - 82°F

pH: 7.8 - 8.6

Water Hardness: Hard

Difficulty: 2
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The lips of mature P. milomo are very thick and rubbery to the touch. These thickened lips serve as gaskets and seal off an area of interest. To extract prey from a small hole or crevice, the fish simply expands its buccal cavity, thereby creating a suction affect. It dines on insect larvae, crustaceans, and occassionally mbuna fry.

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