Haplochromis is a ray-finned fish genus in the family Cichlidae. It has been used as the default "wastebin taxon" for Pseudocrenilabrinae cichlids of the East African Rift, and as such became the "largest" fish "genus".
Many of these cichlids are popular aquarium fishes; like similar Haplocromini they are known as "haplos", "happies" or "haps" among aquarium enthusiasts.
Haplochromis sp. Ruby Green are mouthbrooding herbivores that do well with other peaceful, mild mannered species, and despite their similar dietary requirements; should never be housed with Tropheus or Mbunas. If bullied, you will not experience the vivid colors that the males can exhibit.
The Ruby Green Cichlid is undoubtedly one of the most peaceful Victorian cichlids you can keep. Fully grown males are not nearly as aggressive as other Victorian cichlids, even to their own kind
The Ruby Green Cichlid (Haplochromis sp. Ruby Green) is a herbivore known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Ruby Green Hap or Ruby Green, and is found around the heavily vegetated shorelines of Lakes Kyoga and Nawampasa in Uganda.
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