Electric Blue Hap, scientifically known as Sciaenochromis fryeri, is a fish species found in Lake Malawi.
This fish lives in rocky coastal areas and is found at depths of 33 to 131 feet.
Electric Blue Hap is named after Geoffrey Fryer, who was a Fisheries Research Officer for the Joint Fisheries Research Organization of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
This fish mainly eats other fish and lives along the rocky shores of Lake Malawi.
Electric Blue Hap Interesting Facts
- Electric Blue Hap (Sciaenochromis fryeri) is native to Lake Malawi, Africa.
- Found in rocky coastal areas at depths of 33 to 131 feet (10 to 40 meters).
- Grows up to 4.5 inches long, with a straight and almost horizontal head base profile.
- Displays 9 to 12 vertical bars with dark coloration; some males have a bright blaze on their heads.
Electric Blue Hap Habitat
Electric Blue Hap is found in Lake Malawi, Africa. It lives near the Taiwan Reef and Chinyankwazi and Chinyamwezi Islands.
This freshwater fish prefers to stay close to the bottom of the lake at depths of 10 to 40 meters (33 to 131 feet).
Electric Blue Hap thrives in tropical water temperatures.
Electric Blue Hap Physical Characteristics
Size: 4.5 inches (11.5 centimeters)
Electric Blue Hap grows up to 4.5 inches (11.5 centimeters) long. It has 15 to 16 dorsal spines, 3 anal spines, 9 to 11 dorsal soft rays, and 8 to 10 anal soft rays.
The head’s base profile is straight and almost horizontal. Electric Blue Hap also displays a pattern of 9 to 12 vertical bars with dark coloration.
Some males show a bright blaze on their head’s top surface, a whitish dorsal fin, and faint or no visible vertical-bar patterns on their sides.