• Paralabidochromis chromogynos (Black Piebald) Rare

Paralabidochromis chromogynos Black Piebald are cream with black spots. Males develop a yellowish body with black blotches, blue on the face, both light blue and dark blue on the dorsal fin with a thin upper red edge, blue and red tail, red anal fin and dark blue ventral fins. The photo is of a male in full breeding dress. Female fry from this fish can occasionally show no piebald spots. C.A.R.E.S. Progam Fish: Critically Endangered facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. 

These fish are occasionally available on a special order list. 

Recommended food:  Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee 

Mildly aggressive Victorian, However, Males are very aggressive to each other.

Best kept in a breeding group with mbuna or sometimes in single male tanks with a few other African Cichlids (See Compatibility Chart

The best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 


Profile Specs
Scientific Name Paralabidochromis Chromogynos
Common Name(s) Paralabidochromis Chromogynos Black Piebald
Geo. Origin Mwanza Gulf and Zue Island, Lake Victoria
Habitat Rocky or Sandy Bottom Areas
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Mouth brooder
Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament Aggressive
Maximum Size 4.5"
Temperature 78-82F
Water Hardness Hard

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Paralabidochromis chromogynos (Black Piebald) Rare

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