Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi

Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi

Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi. Photo by Dave Hansen

Today’s out of the ordinary fish is a dwarf cichlid native to the Congo region of West Africa. In the wild, Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi lives along the banks of small ponds, drainage ditches and creeks. As seen in the picture above, P. nicholsi is very colorful. The head is a yellow/golden with blue and red throughout the body. Hobbyists have had different experiences with aggression. Some have kept P. nicholsi with a variety of fish while others have found them to be quite aggressive. Make sure you have tank options if you decide to keep these fish. A maternal mouthbrooder, P. nicholsi generally breeds easily but broods aren’t very large.

For more detailed information on this West African Dwarf cichlid and the Genus Pseudocrenilabrus, read the P. nicholsi article.

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