This medium sized cichlid reaches a maximum length of about 12 cm. The very beautiful fish are pair-bonding oviphilic mouthbrooders.
In repect of water chemistry the species is astonishingly adaptable. One should keep them in larger aquaria, for the fish can be become quite gruff against each other.
For our customers: the fish have code 503013 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Benitochromis: named after the Benito river in Rio Muni (Equatorial Guinea). finleyi: dedication name for Lee Finley.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer