Hello I am selling (2) Male Haplochromis "Red Tails" for $20 each. They have been sexed and are ready for breeding. One is 3" and the other is 3.5". The larger Hap has darker stripes around the body and face. Both are pictured. I am not a fish expert, but believe these are often confused for Zebra Obliquidens as they look very similar. Smaller females are also available for $10.
Haplochromis species# 44 Redtail
AKA: Haplochromis Red Tail, Haplochromis "Thick Skin"
Origin: Lake Victoria, East Africa.
Size: Adults are usually 3.0 to 4.5 inches in aquarium environment.
Sex differences: H. sp. 44 males exhibit a green/yellow body, irredescent blue dorsal fin, red unpaired fins, blue head, and black vertical barring. Females are silver/gray.
Aquarium behavior: H. sp. 44 is a comparatively large, active species that makes a good aquarium fish. It is undemanding and can tolerate most any water conditions. It can be easily housed with most all Malawi or Victorian cichlids and some of the Tanganyikan cichlids. Dominant males will almost always be in color with fins displayed. The species adapts to a wide variety of aquascapes.
Diet: H. sp. 44 readily accept most foods: flakes, frozen, pellets, and live. A combination of flakes, frozen, and pellets is recommended.