Tomato Hap (Haplochromis sp. 35)

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Remarks: The Tomato Hap, or Haplochromis sp. 35, are very similar to Pundamilia nyererei in color, but remain smaller and less aggressive. They originate around Kome Island in Lake Victoria. 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"

pH: 7.5-8.5

Hardness: Hard

Temperature: 72-78°

Aggressiveness: Aggressive

Region of Origin: Lake Victoria, Africa

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet, frozen and live food

Compatibility: Victorian Haps, Malawi Haps, Malawi Peacocks, Synodontis

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