Species Article: Lake Victoria & Area

Xystichromis sp. 'flameback'

by Greg Steeves

Xystichromis sp. 'flameback'

Xystichromis sp. 'flameback'

We got a small group of Haplochromis sp. 'flameback' as a gift from a friend a couple of years ago, and they did spawn once or twice. Unfortunately, their tank broke right after we parted with all the fry, and we lost them.

Our pictures here don't do these fish justice, and we haven't found any more Haplochromis sp. 'flameback' that weren't actually mislabelled Pundamilia nyererei. Apparently this is a very common error.

Perhaps one of you readers out there has a few nice pictures you'd like to share with us, so that we can help show people the visual differences between P. nyererei and A. sp. 'flameback'. Any authoritative information also would be appreciated.


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