have some wild collected specimens of Benitochromis riomuniensis from
Cameroon in stock. Benitochromis is closely related to the
Pelvicachromis species and can be compared regarding the aquarium
biology quite good with these peaceful and colorful cichlids. In
contrast to Pelvicachromis, which are cave brooders, Benitochromis are
biparental, ovophilous mouthbrooders. This means that both parents take
care for eggs and fry; eggs and fry are given from parent to parent
several times per day. The eggs are taken in the mouth immediately after
spawning (= ovophilous).
is no common name for this species so far; due to the pretty yellow
lips and throat we suggest “Golden Throated King Cichlid”.
For our customers: the fish have code 503053 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer