Nanochromis teugelsi

Nanochromis teugelsi. Photo from publication​

A new species, Nanochromis teugelsi, from the Kasai River area in DR Congo has been described by Anton Lamboj and Robert Schelly. Published in Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, the article can be found on the website.

From the article, Nanochromis teugelsi was collected from protected backwater over sandy bottoms and some vegetation. The species appears to be a monogamous cave-spawner. Both parents protect the fry until they are old enough to be on their own. Other species of the Nanochromis genus are sometimes available on stock lists. N. transvestitus and N. splendens being the most common. Hopefully there will be more information on N. teugelsi when the species become more available in the hobby. To discuss N. teugelsi visit the West African Species forum.