Crenicichla edithae

11. September 2015

received this beautiful, medium-sized (around 15 cm) pike cichlid from
Paraguay. Our fish represent the form that is depicted as Crenicichla
cf. edithae in Stawikowski & Werner (2004: 140). Occasionally
Crenicichla edithae is regarded as a synonym of C. lepidota.

edithae has been described scientifically in 1991 by Alex Ploeg for his
wife Edith; without her help he would not have been able to finish his
studies on Crenicichla. Alex and Edith died on July, 18th 2014 when
flight MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine.

For our customers: the animals have code 669283 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

R. & U. Werner (2004): Die Buntbarsche Amerikas. Band 3:
Erdfresser, Hecht- und Kammbuntbarsche. Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart.