Orange Rock Hunter (Harpagochromis sp. "orange rock hunter")

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Orange Rock Hunter

Harpagochromis sp. "orange rock hunter"

114 Litres (30 US G.)

25.4-30.5cm (10-12 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

10 - 30

21.1-26.7°C (70 -80 °F)

14-20 °d

1:3 M:F


Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

10-12 years

Family

Cichlidae

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

Additional scientific names

Haplochromis sp. "orange rock hunter"


Origin

Endemic to Lake Victoria.

Sexing

Males have more vibrant colouration and have buccal cavities to mouthbrood the eggs.

Tank compatibility

Can be bullied by smaller (but more robust) Mbuna (from Lake Malawi) and Mbipi (also from Lake Victoria).

Diet

Piscivorous to fish like Pseudotropheus demasoni.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Typical Mbuna tank.

Behaviour

Aggresively piscivorous to small fishes; keep with larger fish.

Identification

Is grey, with the males turning orange in mating season

Species Note[edit]

Extinct in the wild, rare in captivity, even rarely offered in the US.

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