Only three species of cichlid are found in Asia, all of them belong to the genus Etroplus. But many scientists believe that Etroplus are closer to damsels than to cichlids. Anyway, all three species are marvelous aquarium fish. Two of them, E. maculatus and E. suratensis are wide spread.
There was no trace of E. canarensis for over 100 years on the other hand and some people already assumed, it may be extinct. This beautifully coloured perch gets approx. up to 10cm long. It is a pure freshwater inhabitant. The peaceful animals should not be kept in company of fast eating kinds to avoid that they get too less food when being fed. Apart from fights for the hierarchy after being put inside, E. canarensis get along together well.
The fish are available only once per year and in limted numbers; currently this is the case.
For our customers: the fish have code 415752 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Photos: F. Schäfer, Text: K. Diehl