Basket Hap (Mylochromis sp. lateristriga)

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Remarks: Mylochromis sp. lateristriga can be found in the southern portion of Lake Malawi, with many strains coming from Makanjila. They are referred to as the Basket Hap or Flame Oxyrhynchus by most suppliers. They feed on small crustaceans by plunging their mouth into the sand and filtering out any morsels. They may be closely related to the Malawi Gar, Lichnochromis acuticeps, based on their appearance. 

Scientific Name: Mylochromis sp. lateristriga

Common Name: Basket Hap

Max Size: 12"

pH: 7.5-8.4

Hardness: Hard

Temperature: 74-82°

Aggressiveness: Aggressive

Region of Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Lake Malawi Haps, Peacocks, Synodontis catfish.

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