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[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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