November 2005: From Guinea the import of a still undescribed Pelvicachromis species surprised us. This species seems to mediate within the genus Pelvicachromis between P. roloffi and P. rubrolabiatus, since it carries characteristics of both species.
Particularly the name giving bright blue-green dorsal fin of females is noticeable.
Maintenance in pairs is appropriate, in larger tanks several pairs can be kept.
As a common knowledge, Pelvicachromis species are cave breeders, which can be bred in flower pots and halved coconut bowls. The aquarium should be well structured, dense planting, as well as some bogwood offer the necessary retreat area to the fish. Fishes of the genus Pelvicachromis can be bred in soft and slightly sour water, also for this species first reports over successful spawning are present.
(Photo: Erwin Schraml, Text: Klaus Diehl)
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