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Scientific Name: Haplochromis sp. "flameback"
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Pronunciation: h
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Common Name(s): Flameback
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Geo. Origin: Northern shoreline of Lake Victoria
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Habitat: Rocks and sand
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Diet: Omnivore
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Gender Differences: Dimorphic
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Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
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Temperament: Peaceful
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Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 4.5"
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Temperature: 74-78°F
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pH: 7.2-8.6
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Water Hardness: Hard
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Difficulty: 2


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Young Adult Male

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Adult male

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Yellow anal fin

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Stressed Male
Photo Credit: Kevin Bauman


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Comments:
The somewhat unique characteristic of the Haplochromis "Xystichromis" sp. "flameback" is the bright yellow anal fin. This Victorian is a phytoplankton and detritus eater. While this is a true species, it is frequently mis-identified since the name "flameback" is given to many Victorians as a common name when no identification is known.

All of the genus proposed by Humphrey Greenwood are being re-evaluated. When this occurs, the zoological classification rules require that the fish revert back to a the generic genus until a determination is made. It is for this reason that we have listed the former genus designated by Greenwood in quotation marks as a subgenus after the generic genus Haplochromis.
 
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