Name: Haplochromis chilotes Zue Island (Boulenger, 1911)
Synonym: Paralabidochromis chilotes (Greenwood 1959)
Common name: Victoria big-lipped Hap
Location: Lake Victoria (Zue Island in the Speke Gulf, Tanzania)
Adult size: Males 5 1/2 inches (14 cm) and Females 4 inches (10 cm)
Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) chilotes has a wide distribution throughout Lake Victoria and the various locations have different coloration.
Personal notes: I received nine Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) chilotes in May of 2011 and then another six a couple months later. I have the variant from around Zue Island off the coast of Tanzania. The coloration reminds me of my rock kribensis quite a bit showing a checkerboard pattern and a bit of red on the males behind the gills. This is a very peaceful cichlid although male on male aggression does occur frequently. They don't seem to be very territorial. I haven't determined the sex ratio just yet but it appears that I have a very female heavy colony as I've only seen one male color up thus far.
Above you can see the colony of (almost all female) Paralabidochromis chilotes
Above is my young dominant male 2.5 inch (6 cm) Paralabidochromis chilotes
Above are some of my young female 4 inch (10 cm) Paralabidochromis chilotes
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