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Hi!

I want to share some of my Malawi hap photos.

I'll start with a young and not colored yet Buccochromis rhoadesii:







Next comes the magnificent Champsochromis spilorhynchus male:









A young and not yet colored Stigmatochromis pleurospilus:







Nicely colored male Dimidiochromis strigatus (unfortunately very hard for shooting):





And finally young and just starting to show some coloration male Tyranochromis nigriventer (on the last photo with one of the smaller ones):







I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do. :)
 

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Excellent shots and Fish! I likey! :thumb:
 

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Nice selection of Haps. I have an all male hap/peacock also. I have a Champsochromis spilorhynchus also but he/she is younger and I'm not sure what gender yet. Your Champ is beautiful. I also have a D. Kwinge that's fully colored, along with a Stigmatochromis Spilostichus thats starting to color. I also have a N. Fusco that looks similar to your Tyranochromis. .I envy you on the rhoadesi. I've been looking for one for about 6 months but can't seem to locate a male. I guess I could get one if I really wanted one but I don't want to pay the expensive overnight freight charges. Great shots by the way. You must have used a SLR camera to get such good pics.
 

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Thanks guys!

@DanniGirl: The tank is 730 liters (~190 gal). The camera - an old Canon 350D with the kit lens which are often underestimated. :)

@gverde: I bought the fish about an year ago - all of the except of strigatus were 3-4 cm (1.5") long. The largest Buccochromis is just starting to show some colors.
I don't really like the all male tank concept so I aim to 1 male to 2-3 females ratio for all the haps. A little less color but I feel it much more natural. :)

Speaking about lack of colors here are some of the females.

A holding strigatus:



The same fish again:



Unsexed (but probably female) young champsochromis:



It is clear why one would like an all male tank but the females have their charm too. :)
 

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Great pics thanx for sharing :thumb:

I started converting a mbuna tank to an all male Hap tank about three years ago. After a year we started to add girls to the mix. :eek:

They definately got more assertive with each other. Specially at spawning time.
 

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They definately got more assertive with each other. Specially at spawning time.
They surely do but that is an important part of what makes them so interesting. :) :fish:
 
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