Super VC-10 (Placidochromis milomo)

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Super VC-10

Young Male

Placidochromis milomo

208 Litres (55 US G.)

25.4-27.9cm (10-11 ")




7.8 - 8.6

25.6-27.8°C (78 -82 °F)

10-20 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years



Additional names

Super VC-10, Milomo


Dimorphic, Males have more colour and females are mostly grey/black. Females are typically not as colourful, additionally the eggs spot(s) on the anal fin will not be as defined.

Tank compatibility[edit]

Best kept either in a species tank or with other milder-tempered similar-sized Haplochomines & Peacock Cichlids. Will eat small fry and the males are only territorial towards other males of the same species during breeding and courtship. It is best to keep one male to a tank. It is a fairly solitary species so will not mind being kept alone.


This fish has thick rubbery lips that seal off small holes so the fish can suck in insect larvae, crustaceans, and occasionally other Mbuna fry.

Feeding regime[edit]

Once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Found in deep rocky habitats in Lake Malawi. Requires a spacious well-filtered tank with large rounded river rocks and caves.


Mildly Aggressive.


A fairly large growing Malawi Haplochromine cichlid. They can reach 22.9-27.9cm (9-11"). Juveniles and females have irregular black and white stripes, with the males getting a blue head and, depending on how the light hits the body, it could be a bright red or blue. They often only develop their well documented thicker lips in the wild and not in captivity.


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