Synonym: Haplochromis sp. "Hippo Point salmon"
Common name: Hippo Point Salmon
Location: Lake Victoria (Hippo Point, Kenya)
Adult size: males: 5 inches (12 cm), Females: 3.5 inches (8 cm)
Diet: snail extractor
Personal notes: I purchased 15 little one inch Hippo Point Salmon at the ACA convention in July of 2009. I have them in a 75 gallon tank with limestone rocks, a sand substrate and some Java Fern and Anubia Barteri plants. It looks like I have 9M:6F. I sold 5 males to get a little better ratio. They're supposed to be one of the more peaceful Victorian cichlids and so some extent they are. But all 4 males definitely hold a small territory and chase other males from their area. I've kept this species before but they never colored up for me previously. Mine have absolutely required a female in the tank or the males look identical to the females with no red what so ever. With a large enough tank, plenty of females and no other fish more dominant, all four males are colored up all the time.
Ptyochromis sp. "Salmon" video
A young 2 1/2" male Ptyochromis sp. "salmon" above.
A young 2 1/2" female Ptyochromis sp. "salmon" above.
The (1 1/2") juveniles above (no color yet).
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