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Protomelas sp. "Mbenji Thick Lip"(Mbenji Thick Lip, Haplochromis labrosus)
Noted for its highly developed lips, used to develop suction pressure for forcing out prey hidden in rocky crevices. Females are relatively plain with light brown bodies and darker brown bands. Males are brilliantly coloured, with a blue body and yellow belly and fins.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Territorial and somewhat aggressive, and its large adult size means that it cannot be easily housed with substantially smaller tankmates.
Not commonly bred in home aquaria, but known to be a maternal mouthbrooder.
|Family Group:||African Cichlids|
|Distribution||Lake Malawi, Africa: Mbenji Islands|
|Size||Potentally over 25 cm|
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