I'm very interested in these 2 species as well; the sp "Red" even more than the Mtoto. (cause of the looks, of course).
now I heard several things; can any of the experts confirm these, or blow em away if it turns out to be nonsense?
Petrochromis sp "Red' is supposed to be a bit of a "deeper water Petrochromis" and this is one of the reasons it's so expensive: deeper water means harder to catch. and because fewer algae grow at depths (I hear depths mentioned between 15-40 meters), this is supposed to be more of an omnivore than, say for example Tropheus or Petrochromis polyodon/famula/fasciolatus etc
Petrochromis sp "Red" and P sp "Mototo" are closely related or even varieties of the same species. if the Red is a deeper water Petro, would the Mtoto be such a one as well? true or false?
seen with me own very eyes, repeatedly:
the Mtoto is a very mellow fish as aufwuchsgrazers go, and has little agression. I've seen similar behaviour by 10cm/4" sp "Red". does this change when they get bigger, or do they stay a mellow version of Petro's, compared to the shallow water species?
anyone in Europe breeding
these? wildcaughts are next to impossible to get.
F'1s of any Tanganyikan fish are much better suited to life in a fishtank IME. easier to keep by a mile, a whole lot less death too.
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