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Scientific Name: Haplochromis sp. "Entebbe"
Pronunciation: h
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


Young Male
Young Male
Young Male
Adult Male

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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