|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 Status||Data Deficient|
|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)|