Name: Yssichromis piceatus (Greenwood and Gee, 1969)
Synonym: Haplochromis piceatus
Common name: none
Location: Lake Victoria (open water)
Adult male size: 3.5 inches (8 cm)
Personal notes: I purchased 10 juvenile Yssichromis piceatus in the spring of 2018. This is a very small slender species that is also very peaceful. They have bred often for me although the brood size is rather small at 8 to 12 fry.
Above are several male Yssichromis piceatus at around 3" long.
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Cichlid News January 2010