Haplochromines

Malawi Haplochromines are a very diverse species of African Cichlid compared to their Aulonocara cousins.​ Almost all Hap species are dimorphic with males showing nice color and females mostly silver, sporting spots or barring depending on the species.​ Few species like the Mdoka white lips & Exochromis anagenys for example are monomorphic where the females resemble the males in color.

With Haplochromines, the maximum size and aggression level can vary greatly amongst species.​ Lethrinops are some of the most beautiful Haps in Malawi while also being the most passive in the aquarium setting and grow out to 4.5″-6″.
You have the biggest of them all in the 18″+ Champsochromis Caeruleus “Malawi Trout” a Predatory Hap.

Copadichromis, Protomelas and Mylochromis for example would account for a large number of Hap species that all vary in size, color and aggression levels with most being on the medium agression scale.​ Predatory Haps such as​ Buccochromis, Aristochromis &​ Nimbochromis for example, would be among​ the bigger and more aggressive of the Malawi Haps and being piscovores,​ they will eat smaller fish in the aquarium setting so caution should be taken when selecting the proper fish for your aquarium.

In the aquarium Haps are feisty eaters and they​ range from omnivores, carnivores to piscovores so it’s best to feed accordingly.
All Haps would appreciate a high-quality pellet that doesn’t contain too much filler.
Carnivores and piscovores would definitely benefit from a quality raw, frozen or freeze-dried diet 1-2 days a week to supplement with the pellets.

Some Haplochromines are harder to breed than others but given the appropriate parameters, tank space due to size, a sandy substrate and a few smooth rocks mixed with pinch of patience you will have success breeding these beautiful Cichlids.​ Some Haps will definitely need some more time and TLC than others to get the first spawn but after the first successful spawn you’ll be setting up more tumblers and fry tanks to keep up with them.

When selecting Haps for the mixed or all-male aquarium keep in mind that Haps vary in size and aggression so caution should be taken when selecting the Cichlids to fit your needs and that is something we can help you with.

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Aristochromis Christyi “Malawi Hawk”
Price: Male: Out of Stock / Female: $35
Size: 4.25″ – 4.5″

Buccochromis nototaenia
Price: Male: Out of Stock / Female: $35
Size: 3.5″

Champsochromis Caeruleus “Malawi Trout”
Price: Male: Out of Stock / Female: $50
Size: 5″ – 5.5″

Cheilochromis euchilus Likoma “Thick Lips” F1
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Chilotilapia rhoadesi “Malawi Bream”
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Copadichromis Azureus Mbenji F1
Price: Male: Out of Stock / Female: $30
Size: 3.5″ – 4″

Copadichromis borleyi Kadango red fin
Price: Male: Pre-order available / Female: $28
Size: 3.5″ – 4″

Copadichromis chrysonotus Mumbo “Ivory Head”
Price: Male: $40 Female: Out of Stock
Size: 3.5″ – 4″

Copadichromis mloto ivory Lupingu “Ivory Head”
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Copadichromis verduyni dark blue
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Cyrtocara Moorii “blue dolphin”
Price: Male: $40 / Female: $25
Size: 3.75″ – 4″

Dimidiochromis Strigatus
Price: Male: $45 / Female: $32
Size: 3.5″-4″

Exochochromis anagenys yellow
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Fossorochromis rostratus “Malawi Sand Diver”
Price: Male: Out of Stock / Female: $35
Size: 4″ – 4.5″

Lethrinops albus Kande
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Lethrinops auritus Nkhata Bay F1
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Lethrinops marginatus “red fin” Matema F1
Price: Male: $35 / Female: Out of Stock
Size: 3.5″ – 3.75″

Lethrinops “red cap” Itungi
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Lethrinops sp “Gold” Harbor Is
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Lethrinops “yellow collar” Masimbwe F1
Price: Male: $40 / Female: Out of Stock
Size: 3.75″

Lichnochromis acuticeps “Malawi Gar”
Price: Unsexed: $38
Size: 2.75″ – 3.25″

Mylochromis plagiotaenia Mvunguti F1
Out of Stock – Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Mylochromis Sp. Mchuse
Out of Stock – Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Naevochromis chrysogaster
Out of Stock – Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus
Price: Male: Out of Stock / Female: $30
Size: 4″ – 4.25″

Nimbochromis Linni
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Nimbochromis Livingstoni
Price: Male: Out of Stock / Female: $30
Size: x” – x”

Nimbochromis Polystigma F1
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Nimbochromis Venustus “Giraffe”
Price: Male: Out of Stock / Female: $30
Size: 4″ – 4.5″

Nyassachromis prostoma Gome
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Otopharynx auromarginatus Margrette Likoma F1
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Otopharynx heterodon Gome
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Otopharynx lithobates “Black Orange Dorsal”
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Otopharynx lithobates “sulpher head”
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Otopharynx Sp. Spots Sani
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Otopharynx tetrastigma
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Otopharynx lithobates Walteri
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Placidochromis electra black fin “Makonde” yellow
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Placidochromis electra Likoma Island
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Placidochromis electra Superior Mandalawi
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Placidochromis Milomo Mbenji “Red” F1
Price: Male: Out of Stock / Female: $30
Size: 3.5″

Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania “Sapphire”
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Placidochromis Phenochilus Mdoka “White Lips” F1
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Placidochromis sp. “blue otter” Tsano Rocks
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Placidochromis sp. Jalo Reef
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Protomelas fenestratus Steveni Eastern
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Protomelas labridens
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Protomelas similis
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Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Protomelas sp. “steveni taiwan” Taiwanee Reef
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Protomelas spilonotus Mbenji
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Protomelas spilonotus Tanzania
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Protomelas Taeniolatus “Red Empress” Namalenje F1
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Protomelas virgatus Kanchedza Island
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Sciaenochromis fryeri Maleri Island F1
Price: Male: $45 / Female: Out of Stock
Size: 4.5″ – 5″

Sciaenochromis fryeri “Iceberg”
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Stigmatochromis melanchros sp. Toale
Price: Male: $40 / Female: Out of Stock
Size: 3.2″

Tramitichromis Intermedius Kambiri
Price: Male: $40 / Female: Out of Stock
Size: 3.25″- 4″
Haplochromine Hybrids

Sciaenochromis OB
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”

Sciaenichromis fryeri “Snow White”
Out of Stock
Size: x” – x”