Ctenochromis polli (= Haplochromis polli)

27. July 2015

expects cichlids of the Haplochromis relationship rather in eastern
Africa than in the Congo region. However, a few species appear there.
Three species of the genus Ctenochromis (formerly placed in
Haplochromis) live in the Congo. They are quite common in their habitat,
but hardly ever exported. So they belong to the top rarities in the

polli is not particular colourful; but the blood red throat of the
male, combined with the bright blue lips and the hump on the head make
this dwarf cichlid – the species becomes only about 8 cm long – quite
attractive. These cichlids are maternal mouthbooders.

our customers: the fish have code 532103 on our stocklist. Please note
that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in limited
numbers only!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer