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Melanochromis joanjohnsonae
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Group Mbuna
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Discovered By JOHNSON 1974
Common Name "Pearl of Likoma","Exasperatus","Textilis"
Fish Size min 4" - max 4" Inches
Min Tank Size 50 Gallons
General Information Located and endemic to Likoma Island. Found in the sediment-free rocky habitat. Diet in the wild consists of invertebrates.

The aquarium should have plenty of rockwork to provide shelter, territorial markers and spawning sites. Feed a quality cichlid flake/pellet food. Supplement with spirulina flake and frozen foods such as krill, brine or mysis.






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