Haplochromis "Prognathochromis" sp. "silver stiletto" lives in Lakes Nawapassa and Kyoga. It inhabits the fringe close to the emerged payrus and plants where it hunts small haplochromines and barbs. It's an ambush predator with a white body color when in breeding mood. It has suffered a lot from the Nile perch introduction in Lake Kyoga and some remnant populations of this species that still lives in Lake Nawampassa. Being quite rare in the wild, it is important to try to breed this beautiful fish so that it can become more abundant in the hobby. Keeping this fish is not particularly difficult but due to its very low population density in the hobby, one should be willing to be patient for them to breed.
You will note that we have indicated the genus Prognathochromis as a subgenus in quotation marks until a re-evaluation of Humphrey Greenwoods classifications is completed.
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.
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.