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Pelmatochromis nigrofasciatus

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Medium-sized, deep bodied cichlid with a shiny, greenish-gold body colour and a distinctive black eye-spot on the gill covers. A series of dark blotches run along the midline of the flank from behind the eye to the base of the tail, almost forming a continuous band. A second, weaker series can be seen between the midline of the fish and the top of its body. Females are less strongly marked.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Little is known about this species since it is rarely imported. It is a biparental substrate spawner, and should be maintained in a similar way to kribensis.

Family Group: African Cichlids
Distribution Congo
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 12 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, provided extremes are avoided
Water PH 6.5 - 7.5