The season for this wonderful dwarf cichlid has started. Males attain a maximum length of about 8 cm, females stay smaller and become only 6-7 cm long. Both sexes of the variety we currently have in stock has black bands in the vertical fins. Males can be recognized best by the overall shape (larger and more slender). Moreover, in males the black vertical bands are more intense and the males have a bright red band in the dorsal fin which is lacking in females. Finally, it is quite easy to recognize a female by its behaviour, for in Crenicichla compressiceps the females are the ones that wear the trousers.
For our customers: the animals have code 669203 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer