• Placidochromis johnstoni

Males have a grey face with a green tint on the body. Stripes on the body that may be hidden at times. They also show red on the tail and dorsal fin. These fish can be slow to color, however, some juveniles may have a greenish tint. They eat fry and invertebrates in the wild. Mixing them with smaller mbuna is not advised. 

They are best kept in single male tanks with milder peacocks and milder Lake Malawi Haplochromines. 

The best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 

Profile Specs
Scientific Name Placidochromis johnstoni
Geo. Origin Lake Malawi
Habitat Shallow, muddy, and sandy areas. Also Intermediate Areas
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Mouth Brooder
Temperament Peacefull
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size 7.5"
Temperature 78-82 F
pH 7.8 to 8.6

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