|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pelvicachromis pulcher (Boulenger, 1901)|
Palettciklid (Sweden), Purpurprachtbarsch, Koenigscichlide (Germany)
|Type Locality||Junction of Ethiop River and Jamieson River, Niger Delta.|
|Etymology||pulcher literally means beautiful.|
|Size||110mm or 4.3" 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.
|General Remarks||Often incorreectly called Pelviachromis kribensis.|
|Distribution||Africa: Southern Nigeria. Also known from the coastal zone of Cameroon.|
|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.|
|pH||5.0 - 8.0|
|Temperature||24.0-25.0°C or 75.2-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|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||Cave spawning. Male and female looks after eggs and fry until the fry become independent and swim off. Aggressive and territorial towards other fishes especially its own kind during mating and after spawning.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1901, v. 1 (pt 1) (art. 1), pp 9, Pl. 4 (fig. 2).|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not .
There is but a single registered keeper, view all "my fish" data.
|Wishlists||Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
|Spotters||Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There are 2 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
|Look up Pelvicachromis pulcher on Fishbase|
|Look up Pelvicachromis pulcher on Encyclopedia of Life|
|Look up Pelvicachromis pulcher on Global Biodiversity Information Facility|
|LFS label creator.|
|Last Update||2020 Oct 05 14:52 (species record created: 2010 Dec 08 08:46)|