Name:    Enterochromis paropius   (Greenwood & Gee, 1969)

Synonym:    Haplochromis sp. "broken bar"

Common name:    Broken Bar

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Adult size:   3 inches (8 cm)

Diet:    detritus eater  as well as diatoms and algae

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Personal notes:  I bought twenty very young Enterochromis paropius at the Ohio Cichlid Association Extravaganza in the fall of 2014.  I've found them to be a very peaceful species.  They've bred frequently and I've kept a large next generation colony going for years.  The only problem I'm having is that I'm getting around 70% males and 30% females thus far.  I keep them in a single species 40 gallon long tank.

Above are two of the adults I have in a single species 30 gallon tank

Young 2 inch (5 cm) males above haven't reached their full color potential yet

The colony of Enterochromis Paropius in a 30 gallon grow out tank

Above a couple of females

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