All Fishes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrinae The genus Pelvicachromis

Hop to next section Summary of Pelvicachromis
Feeding Not at all fussy, will take all foods offered greedily.
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.
Tankmates Smaller tetras or barbs make suitable companions.
Furniture Sufficient places to hide. The pair will find some kind of cave to spawn and look after fry in.
Sexing Males larger and less colourful.
Females more colourful and when mature have a noticeable belly full of eggs.
Size Smallest 48mm, largest 110mm, average 79mm, most commonly 80mm. All SL.
Species There are 8 "species" in the database
Keepers 2 species (25%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Hop to next section Most Kept Species
1. Pelvicachromis subocellatus (66.67%)
2. Pelvicachromis pulcher (33.33%)
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Hop to next section Distribution of selected Pelvicachromis species

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