Name: Paralabidochromis sp. "piebald red fin"
Synonym: Haplochromis sp. "red fin piebald"
Common name: Red Fin Piebald
Location: Lake Kyoga and Lake Nawampassa (And the Victorian Nile?)
Adult male size: 4 inches (10 cm)
Personal notes: In October of 2008, I was surprised to find a tank of 1 3/4" (4 cm) Haplochromis sp. "piebald red fin" at my local aquarium store. They were labeled "Victorian Piebalds" and no one was really sure if this was a valid species or just some hybrid given a generic commercial name. I purchased one dark colored male and three bright orange females. Then after further research, I found out that what I suspected at the LFS was true. I had correctly picked out the orange piebalds with clear colored fins as the females. But when I found some pictures of orange colored males with red fins I returned to the store to purchase one of those males as well.
The pictures above and below show my male Haplochromis sp. "red fin piebald"
The pictures above show my female Haplochromis sp. "red fin piebald"
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