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 Profiles Victoria Basin Cichlids Haplochromis sp. "Entebbe"
Haplochromis sp. "Entebbe"
     
Scientific Name: Haplochromis sp. "Entebbe"
Pronunciation: hp-l-kr-ms
Habitat: Shallow Precipitous Rocky Habitat
Diet: Omnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Highly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 4"
Temperature: 74-78°F
pH: 7.2-8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 3
Photo Credit: James T Bryan
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Haplochromis sp. "Entebbe" lives in shallower water near the rocky shoreline and was caught near Entebbe, Uganda. It looks similar to Neochromis nigricans when young, but differs considerably as an adult. It develops a hump on the forehead, and a pointed snout so it appears unlikely that this species belongs in the genus Neochromis. (As an adult it appears closer to the genus Haplochromis sensu stricto). An minimum 55 gallon aquarium is recommended since it is a very aggressive cichlid. The aquarium should be even larger if you plan to house more than one male in the tank. Maintaining this species with other similarly colored fish will lead to fights and hybridization so it's best to choose tankmates with a similar temperament that have a different body shape and color.
 Profiles Victoria Basin Cichlids Haplochromis sp. "Entebbe"
 Key To Species Profile Terms
 Pronunciation: Refer to our Pronunciation Key for an explanation of the phonetic symbols.
 Habitat: This is the primary location where the cichlid is found and is a generalization. This does not
  mean a fish cannot be found in other habitats.
 Diet: Many cichlids specialize in eating one type of food; notwithstanding, some of these specialized
  feeders are flexible and can be opportunistic feeders.
 Temperament: This describes the overall demeanor of a cichlid toward other tankmates that
  are of a different species. Consider that there is variability in temperament due to various factors,
  including aquarium size, tankmates of similar appearance, stocking levels, and order of introduction.
  There may even be some variability among individual specimens.
 Conspecific Temperament: This describes the overall demeanor of a cichlid toward other tank-
  mates of the same species. Consider that there is variability in temperament due to such factors as
  aquarium size, stocking levels and order of introduction. There may even be some variability among
  individual specimens.
 Maximum Size: This is in regards to total length (including the tail) of typical aquarium specimens.
  Wild specimens may not attain this size, or may in fact grow larger than aquarium raised individuals
  due to various factors. Also consider that this is the typical maximum size and there are exceptional
  individuals that will exceed it.
 Difficulty: This measure is a relative value, comparing a single species against all other cichlids.
  This only accounts for maintanence in the aquarium and not breeding considerations.
  1 = easy and forgiving, 5 = extremely challenging.
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