Crenicichla sp. Tapajós

3. June 2014

At the beginning of this week we introduced to you the dwarf cichlid Teleocichla proselytus from the Rio Tapajós (see A close relative, but much, much bigger is the gorgeous red Crenichichla sp. Tapajós that originates from the same river. The species is not described scientifically yet. Females (sadly too shy for a good photo) have a white band in the dorsal fin, otherwise they look as splendid red as the males do. The species becomes at least 30 cm long.

For our customers: the fish have code 671826 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in very limited numbers only!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer