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Johanii cichlid


Species: Melanochromis johannii
Common Name: Johanii cichlid
Size: Up to 4 inches (10 cm)
Habitat: AFRICA: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs in Masinje Rocks, Cape Ngombo.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon or larger.
Diet: Mostly herbivorous, will accept most prepared foods. include some plant material.
Behavior: Very agressive.
Water: 72 - 82°F (22-28°C);pH range: 7.8 8.6; dH range: 9 - 19
Care: Medium (due to aggression). Malawi Cichlids deteriorate under poor water conditions so frequent partial water changes are a must.
Communities: Bad, best in species only. Calmer than other Melanochromis species it can be kept with other less aggressive Malawi cichlids that are not similar in coloring or body shape.
Suitability: Some experience needed.

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