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.
This fish is available through my special order lists when I am ordering from my wholesaler and a few 3" or larger males may be brought in from time to time as well.
Base Price is a 3" Part Color Male
Best kept in single male tanks with milder peacocks and milder Lake Malawi Haplochromines.
Best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females.
|Scientific Name||Placidochromis johnstoni|
|Geo. Origin||Lake Malawi|
|Habitat||Shallow, muddy, and sandy areas. Also Intermediate Areas|
|Conspecific Temperament||Mildly Aggressive|
|pH||7.8 to 8.6|
- Availability: Out Of Stock