Petrochromis sp. “Texas Red”

Petrochromis sp

Petrochromis sp. “Texas Red” (Ubwari). Photo by Ad Konings

Having a reputation for being aggressive, Petrochromis live up to it. Their aggression is only compounded by their cost and housing requirements, making them a challenge even for experienced hobbyists. Petrochromis sp. “Texas Red” (Ubwari) is no exception. Its unusual color pattern make them an distinctive and attractive fish. Before deciding that you would like to take the plunge into the world of Petros, there are some things you should know.

The library article Care and Maintenance of Petrochromis by Leigh Kissane lists some of the hurdles that need to be overcome when keeping this genus. In short their aggression, cost, large group recommendations and dietary requirements are a handful. To discuss Petrochromis sp. “Texas Red” or the genus in general visit the Lake Tanganyika Species forum.

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