The “Milomo VC10” is an often overlooked fish that has wonderful color, intricate body patterns, and great personality. The juveniles display a black on tan “camo” like pattern at an early age, making it a nice fish to watch develop. Its not just a boring little silver or gray fish as a youngster.
The milomo is rather hospitable with other conspecifics and defends territory mostly when spawning; otherwise, it just gets along. Interestingly, in the wild females avoid males unless they are wanting to spawn with them. No preparation, as in building a bower, is necessary; once they couple up they spawn where they are.
The milomo is a micro-predator and feeds on small crustaceons among the biocover. Your food should be rich in an animal protein such as krill or shrimp.
The common name “VC-10” spawns from the original collecter Peter Davies, whom flew between London and Malawi on the Vicker VC-10. This aircraft was designed to take off from short runway strips and acheived the fastest London to New York crossing. It still holds the record for a non-supersonic airplane. Well named, since these fish are are supersonic! Good luck catching them!!!
Origin: Lake Malawi
Diet: Carnivore. We feed Bloodworms, Repashy Superfoods and Aquadine specially formulated for the Placidochromis milomo.
Size: Males to 8 inches; females to 7 inches