Placodchromis Deep Water Electra

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Deepwater hap - Placidochromis electra

Scientific name: Placidochromis electra

Common name: Deepwater hap

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 10 - 12 cm (3.94 - 4.72 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 7 - 8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 8 - 20°N (142.86 - 357.14ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 23 - 26 °C (73.4 - 78.8°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Africa

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels


Africa; Deepwater hap is found in Lake Tanzania.


The expected life span for Placidochromis electra is 8 years.