Haplochromis thereuterion

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Haplochromis thereuterion

Origin: Lake Victoria, Africa

Geographic Range: Shallow rocky and sandy areas near the shores of Lake Victoria.

Diet: Omnivore; In the wild, they feed on a variety of small invertebrates and plant matter. Provide a balanced diet of high-quality pellets, flakes, and occasional live or frozen foods like brine shrimp or daphnia.

Average Adult Size: Varies by species. Generally, Haplochromis cichlids can range from 4 to 6 inches, depending on the specific type.

Sexual Dimorphism: Some Haplochromis species exhibit sexual dimorphism, with males being more colorful and larger than females.

Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons or larger, depending on the specific species.

Temperament: Haplochromis cichlids can be territorial, especially during breeding. Pay attention to their behavior and provide hiding spots and territories in the tank.

Recommended Water Parameters:

pH: 7.2-8.6
Temp: 75-82°F (24-28°C)
Hardness: 10-20 dGH
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: Under 20ppm
Note: Research specific requirements for Haplochromis thereuterion as there can be variations among Haplochromis species. Mimic their natural habitat with rocky structures and provide hiding places. Maintain stable water conditions, and avoid aggressive tankmates.

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