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Haplochromis latifasciatus
Photo courtesy of Kevin Bauman from Malawi and Victorian Cichlids


Species: Haplochromis latifasciatus (Astatotilapia latifasciata)
Common Name: Zebra Obliquidens
Size: Up to 5 inches (12.7 cm)
Habitat: AFRICA: Endemic to Lake Kyoga and Lake Nawampasa.
Note: This species is listed as critically endangered and some say presumed extinct in the wild. It is fairly common among hobbyist who have a captive breeding stock. What a shame.
Min Tank Size: 48 inches, 55 gallon or larger.
Diet: Carnivore/Insectivore, will accept most prepared foods. Include some high protein material.
Behavior: Mildly Aggressive.
Water: 72 - 78°F (22-26°C);pH range: 7.2 8.6; dH range: 10 - 25
Care: Fairly easy. Enjoys live foods. Please note that like all Victorian Cichlids, they need better water conditions than most other Africans. This is a slightly sexually dimorphic species, the males adopting a red belly at maturity.
Communities: Can be kept with most other Lake Victoria cichlids.
Suitability: Some experience needed but bood for a first try at a Lake Victoria tank.

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