| Summary of Pelvicachromis|
||Not at all fussy, will take all foods offered greedily.
||Generally ok with other fish. When breeding, they will defend their nest and brood, so enough space and hiding places for tankmates is required.
||Smaller tetras or barbs make suitable companions.
||Sufficient places to hide. The pair will find some kind of cave to spawn and look after fry in.
||Males larger and less colourful.
Females more colourful and when mature have a noticeable belly full of eggs.
||Smallest 48mm, largest 110mm, average 79mm, most commonly 80mm. All SL.
||There are 8 "species" in the database
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