Common Name(s)
Sulphur-headed Hap, Sulphurhead Hap
Scientific Name
Otopharynx lithobates
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
Lake Malawi, Africa
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
6.4 inches
Minimum Tank Size
55 US Gallons
Tank Setup
Provide a sandy substrate and arrange rocks to form caves, but have areas open swimming space between.
Tank Region
Middle
Diet
Feed high quality cichlid pellets along with frozen brine shrimp, krill and mysis.
Breeding
They are maternal mouthbrooders. At least 3 females should be kept per male. The female will carry the brood of 25-50 eggs for about 3 weeks before releasing free-swimming fry. The fry can then be fed baby brine shrimp or daphnia.
Compatibility
They do well with other peaceful haps.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 7.6-8.8, Temperature: 75-82 degrees Fahrenheit
Can live for 5-8 years.
Males are larger and more colorful than females.
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