|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pelvicachromis subocellatus (Günther, 1872)|
|Size||80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Males larger and less colourful. |
Females more colourful and when mature have a noticeable belly full of eggs.
|Distribution||Africa: Lower Gabon, (SE Nigeria) and in the coastal area from Libreville (Gabon) to Moanda (Lower Congo). |
African Waters, Gabon Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.|
|Feeding||Not at all fussy, will take all foods offered greedily.|
|Furniture||Sufficient places to hide. The pair will find some kind of cave to spawn and look after fry in.|
|Compatibility||Generally ok with other fish. When breeding, they will defend their nest and brood, so enough space and hiding places for tankmates is required.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Smaller tetras or barbs make suitable companions.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1871 (pt 3) (art. 1) (for 21 Nov. 1871), pp 667, Pl. 67 (fig. C).|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 20 08:03 (species record created: 2010 Dec 19 00:37)|