|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pelvicachromis taeniatus (Boulenger, 1901)|
|Type Locality||Junction of Ethiop River and Jamieson River, Niger Delta.|
|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 Nigeria and lower Cameroon.|
|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 1901, v. 1 (pt 1) (art. 1), pp 10, Pl. 4 (fig. 3).|
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|Last Update||2019 Aug 27 09:05 (species record created: 2010 Dec 19 00:37)|