this a species of Geophagus from Lake Tanganyika? One can get these
thoughts when seeing Callochromis macrops the first time. However, this
mouthbrooding sand cichlids belong to the large
Haplochromis-relationship. The ability to change the coloration is
breathtaking in this species. The same individual that right now looked
silvery or blotched will become in a glimpse bright copper-red! The
maximum size reported for this species is about 12-14 cm, the
photographed specimens (the fish we have in stock currently, German bred
ones) are about 6-7 cm long.
For our customers: the fish have code 503502 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer