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Scientific Name: Placidochromis electra (Gome)
Pronunciation: pl
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Common Name(s): Deep Water Hap
Geo. Origin: Gome Rock
Habitat: Sandy habitat
Diet: Carnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 6"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2



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Haps Vs. Mbuna
40 gal. Cookie Cutter
Species Article Haps Vs. Mbuna 40 gal. Cookie Cutter
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P. electra does not dig in the sand but rather scoops food off the surface. It is often found in the wild following T. praeorbitalis or schools of Lethrinops and profits by their digging activities. It has been labeled an opportunistic feeder, ''rushing from one dust cloud to the next.''
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