This small species of cichlid attains a maximum length of about 10 cm. It belongs to the so-called red cichlids, but has a lilac basic body coloration. The species lives exclusively in the Lac Mai Ndombe in the D. R. Congo. There are usually no commercial importations of this species from that lake and so the fish is available only very occasionally. Our specimens are German bred ones. Typical features of Hemichromis cerasogaster are the golden face masc and the black spot in the dorsal fin, which is present in both sexes. This beautiful Hemichromis is told to be comparably peaceful.
For our customers: the animals have code 536202 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer