These are one of my favorite Haps. They are big fish reaching 8 -10 inches at maturity. Males of this species are prized for their white and light blue spots that glitter across the entire length of their bodies..In the lake it normally feeds on small invertebrates that are digged up by large sand dwelling fish like Taeniolethronops praeorbitalis. Protomelas phenochilus will rush from cloud to cloud hoping to grab some food, a behavior which will be shown in the aquarium too: they will be attracted when you stir up the bottom.
The first video below is of my show male. He was 5 or 6 years old at the time of this video .
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