Species Video: Lake Victoria

'Haplochromis' thereuterion

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Another of assemblage of beautiful cichlids from Makobe Island is 'Haplochromis" thereuterion. This fish was very rare until just recently. Originating from German stock, this fish was instantly in high demand. It is referred to as the Cyprichromis of Lake Victoria however, this fish is much more aggressive than its Tanganyikan counterpart. Because of its stunning coloration, small size and adaptability to the aquarium, it is still extremely popular. Thanks to the dedication of some very good Lake Victoria cichlid breeders, the numbers of these fish and availability to the hobbyist has increased. This is a must have species on any Vic breeders list.

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