Name: Paralabidochromis chilotes "Ruti Island" (Greenwood 1959)
Synonym: Haplochromis chilotes (Boulenger, 1911)
Common name: Victoria big-lipped Hap
Location: Lake Victoria (Ruti Island in the Speke Gulf, Tanzania)
Adult size: Males 6 inches (15 cm) and Females 4 1/2 inches (12 cm)
Haplochromis (Paralabidochromis) chilotes has a wide distribution throughout Lake Victoria and the various locations have different coloration.
Personal notes: I received eight Paralabidochromis chilotes in July of 2016 at the ACA convention in Cincinnati.
The dominant male Paralabidochromis chilotes "Ruti" (now around 2.5 inches) has colored up while the sub-dominant males have retained their juvenile coloration shown below.
Above you can see one of the very young Paralabidochromis chilotes males at around 2 inches.
Above are some of my young female 2 inch (10 cm) Paralabidochromis chilotes females.
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