Ctenochromis polli

6. July 2007

Ctenochromis polli occurring in the Congo River belongs to the rather rarely kept cichlids. Despite their body length of maximally 11cm they should not be kept in too small aquariums (100cm). The males are quite aggressive and pursue the females and suppressed males. They need sufficient hiding places, therefore the interior arrangement of the aquarium should be strongly arranged by roots, stones and large plants. The animals prefer life food and frosted food, after successful acclimatisation they will take flake and/or granulated food too. These fish prefer temperatures between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius. They are delayed mouthbreeders in the female sex. The raising of the brood with Artemia Naupliae and small flake food does not represent large problems.

(Photo: Erwin Schraml, Text: Klaus Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Congo, Unterlauf des Kongo
Lateinischer NameLateinischer Name Ctenochromis polli