Gnathochromis permaxillaris arrived

25. March 2011

This week we received bred specimens of this very rare cichlid from Lake Tanganjika. A breeding report can be found at

For our customers: the fish has code 520703 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Gnathochromis: ancient Greek, means “jaw-chromis”, referring to the very special mouth structure. Chromis is another genus of fish. permaxillaris: latin, means something about “jaw with a backback”, also referring o the mouth structure

Suggestion of a common name: Vacuum cleaner cichlid

Text: Frank Schäfer, photo: H. J. Mayland/Aqualog archieves