Scientific Name: Copadichromis mloto Mloto Ivory Head -
Copadichromis sp. ´Mloto Undu´
This cichlid is a peaceful tank resident though can be mildly aggressive towards its own kind. There are several varieties of mloto, all are dimorphic maternal mouth brooders and the males are a sight to behold. These beautiful carnivores make their living feeding on plankton and small fish. The breeding male builds and defends large sand-castle bowers on the open sand floor of the lake. This carnivore reaches a maximum size of 6 to7 inches and enjoys a diet of Red Zebra Stampede and Rainbow Zebra foods, supplemented with Krill. This fish is commonly included in the Hap and Hap/peacock mixes featured on this site. A tank size of 55 gallon and larger is recommended with a temp of 78 to 82 degrees and an aquarium or cichlid salt at the rate of 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons is also helpful.
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