Pelvicachromis subocellatus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Gabon. Zaire
Length : 10 cm - 4"
Min. length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
English name : Eye-spot cichlid
Relative peaceful fish.  Only in breeding times they are very intolerant to other species.  He has a very large territory that is defended very fanatic.  The aquarium should be set up with plants, driftwood and roots that create hiding places.  The sometimes dig in the substrate so the plants should be anchored.  When you buy import-fish it is wise to add some salt to the water.  (1 thee-spoon at 5 liters of water)

You should give them small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is easy.  50-100 eggs are laid and fertilized in a cave.  The female cares for the eggs and the larvae, the male defends the territory.  When the young fishes appear both parents care for them.  They can be raised with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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