Melanochromis dialeptos

15 01 2010

I have what I think is a trio of these neat little fish. They closely resememble Melanochromis auratus but very much smaller and dont have the attitude problem.

I say I think I have a trio as the dominant male is starting to take on his adult colours and is fighting with the larger of the two female looking fish. Its possible that the fish he is fighting with is also a subdominant male. Next time I drain the tank I guess I will have to take it out and vent to know for sure.

Here is a picture of a juvenile taken a few weeks ago:

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