Prior to its scientific description this species as been known in the hobby under the names of Pelvicachromis sp. „Bandi1“ or „Guinea“. The species can be always easily recognized by the black tailspot of the female. Usally the female has only one black spot in the dorsal fin; the fact that the photomodel from our current stock has two spots in der dorsal bases on an individual aberration. The many spots in the dorsal fin in the male is also species-specific for Wallaceochromis signatus.
The cichlids love to dig! One should keep all these dwarf cichlids always in a tank that contains at least in part a soft sandy bottom. Digging in the sand serves not only to let the fish feel comfortable, but it is also very healthy for them.
For our customers: the fish have code 560454 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in small numbers only!
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer