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.
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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.
This measure is a relative value, comparing a single species against all
This only accounts for maintanence in the aquarium and not breeding
1 = easy and forgiving, 5 = extremely challenging.