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Remarks: The Tomato Hap, or Haplochromis sp. 35, originate around Kome Island in Lake Victoria. Males are yellow-green with a red forehead and shoulder that deepens as they age. They should be kept in all-male African Cichlid tanks or as a harem of 1-3 males and 5-10 females. Plenty of rockwork should be provided in the tank for subdominant males and females to avoid the aggression and courtship attempts.
Spawning is relatively easy and proceeds as a typical maternal mouthbrooder. Spawns of 20-30 fry will be raised by the mother until they become free-swimming. While the female is mouthbrooding, she may become victim of aggression by other fish, so a spare tank for isolation would not be a bad idea.
Scientific Name: Haplochromis sp. 35
Common Name: Tomato Hap
Max Size: 5"
Region of Origin: Lake Victoria, Africa
Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred
Compatibility: Victorian Haps, Malawi Haps, Malawi Peacocks, Synodontis
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