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Haplochromis obliquidens

(Hilgendorf, 1888)

Haplochromis obliquidens -  - CH44. Lake Victoria cichlids are on the brink of extinction, due to the introduction of the highly predatory Nile perch
CH44. Lake Victoria cichlids are on the brink of extinction, due to the introduction of the highly predatory Nile perch
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(Other members of the genus Haplochromis)

ADULT SIZE: 10 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately hard and alkaline

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 24-26 C

FOOD: Feed Haplochromis obliquidens live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Lake Victoria

AQUARIUM CARE: H. obliquidens is a particularly attractive, and particularly endangered species from Lake Victoria.

BREEDING: Matriarchal mouthbrooder

Have you bred Haplochromis obliquidens? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Haplochromis obliquidens breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Vegetarian fish Some catfish have a largely vegetarian diet; feed them potato, lettuce, cucumber or blanched peas. Some of these will have to be weighted down, or held in place with a commercially available 'lettuce grip'. As with all fish, do not over feed; remove uneaten vegetable matter after a couple days


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