Parananochromis longirostris from West Africa

Parananochromis longirostris

Parananochromis longirostris. Photo by Dave Hansen

Parananochromis longirostris can be found in rivers and streams mainly throughout Southwestern Cameroon and Northern Gabon. This West African cichlid is not often seen by hobbyists, but it is occasionally available on stock lists. Not necessarily the best choice for beginners as they are prone to infections if water quality isn’t ideal. Although not aggressive males can reach 6+ inches.

Parananochromis longirostris form monogamous pairs and usually spawn in caves. Both male and female will look after the young until they are old enough to go out on their own. Clean, soft water is a must to encourage breeding. Temperatures should also be kept slightly cool. More details are somewhat limited on this species. If you are looking for something rare and unusual from West Africa, P. longirostris might be the ticket. To discuss this species visit the West African Species forum.

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