Placidochromis milomo 1.5 -2.25 inches


Here is a very colorful Haplochromis Cichlid called a Super VC-10 or Placidochromis milomo. They are from deep rocky habitats of East Africa and the lips of a mature P. milomo are very thick & rubbery to the touch, but these thickened lips serve as gaskets and seal off an area of interest… extract prey from a small hole, crevice or cave! This fish simply expands its buccal cavity thereby creating a suction effect! It dines on insect larvae, crustaceans, and occasionally mbuna fry.  It’s a breeding habit it of course a Maternal Mouthbrooder.