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 ")




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



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Additional scientific names

Haplochromis sp. "orange rock hunter"

Origin[edit | edit source]

Endemic to Lake Victoria.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

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

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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

Diet[edit | edit source]

Piscivorous to fish like Pseudotropheus demasoni.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Typical Mbuna tank.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Aggresively piscivorous to small fishes; keep with larger fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Is grey, with the males turning orange in mating season

Species Note[edit | edit source]

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

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