These are the slightly rarer version of the popular Pelvicachromis pulcher and just slightly harder to breed. They are a good community fish and should be provided with lots of plant material, a spawning cave, and clean water to make them feel at home. With water temps between 74 to 76 and a kH less than 10 degrees they will reward you with lots of fry. This is the female in the photo to the left, the male is not as round and slightly longer without the colorful belly, males also prefer a small harem of females This is the green version and there is a red, and yellow version with the yellow being very hard to find. They love sucking up substrate and spitting it about along with and tasty carpet type plants that may get in the way and even though these fish will work in a community tank they will also eat anything that fits in there mouths.
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