genus Haplochromis was recently reclassified. For
example, the new name for Haplochromis VC-10 is Placidochromis
milomo. Whatever name you know it by, this species is from Lake
Malawi. Its body shape is similar to the popular polystigma,
livingstoni and venustus haps. Background color is silvery with
six distinctive vertical bar/blotches and a seventh diagonal bar
through the eye. Youngsters develop a blue sheen to the body as
they approach two inches. Ask us for a list of the more popular
varieties with their new scientific names.
Fin Borleyi is a fairly new introduction, so
customers may not have seen pictures of it as yet. Youngsters that
Fish Mart is selling are about two inches long. They have brown
coloration with a silvery sheen and all fins are bright orange-
it's a striking combination!
Chipokae resembles the more popular M. Auratus.
However, they grow larger and have a more pointed head. The color
of a mature male is black with a broad horizontal blue stripe.