Only in 2012 this pretty cichlid was scientifically described, before that it was known in the hobby as Krobia sp. “Xingu Red Head”. As the name suggests, the animal originally comes from the Rio Xingu in Brazil. However, the species is only available as bred ones.
This beautiful Aequidens relative is the ideal cichlid for beginners: there is hardly any other cichlid species that is so peaceful. Furthermore the animals are very attractively coloured and belong with less than 10 cm final size to the dwarf cichlids. This is true at least for specimens in the wild, old aquarium fish might become bigger. K. xinguensis are typical open brooders with parent family.
For our customers: the animals have code 683263 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer