Dwarf cichlids from western Africa are bit out of fashion currently. Nobody knows a real good reason why, as usual in fashion. However, anyone who sees the gorgeous Pelvicachromis taeniatus “Nigeria Red” we can offer right now as German bred ones, will become crazy for a new fashion immediately and place a tank with these beauties in the fishhouse.
For our customers: the fish have code 562304 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Pelvicachromis: Latin, means about “Chromis with a specially coloured pelvis”; Chromis is an old catch-all name for perches. taeniatus: Latin, means “striped”.
Common name: makes no sense, the fish is commonly known by enthusiasts as the “taeniatus Nigeria red”.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer