Paralabidochromis chromogynos from Lake Victoria

Paralabidochromis chromogynos

Paralabidochromis chromogynos, Zue Island, Lake Victoria. Photo by Greg Steeves

The color patterns of Paralabidochromis chromogynos can best be described as amazing. Not just because the piebald pattern is so interesting, but describing one particular piebald does an injustice to all other piebalds. There is just so much variation in their colors. Some bodies have plain black and white blotching patterns while others have a mixture of red, green, black and orange. Surrounding the body are colorful fins with iridescent blue, reds and yellows.

Paralabidochromis chromogynos is a typical Lake Victoria cichlid when it comes to care. They are hardy and breed easily. Groups of a single male and several females are best since males can be rough on each other. Because they aren’t overly aggressive to other species, they do well with a variety of fish. To find out more about P. chromogynos, read the Species Article by Greg Steeves. Discussion on this species can be done in the Lake Victoria forum.

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