Greenwoodochromis christyi

Scientific name Greenwoodochromis christyi
Descriptor Trewavas & Poll
Year of description 1952
IUCN category LC
Family Cichlidae
Genus Greenwoodochromis
Greenwoodochromis christyi Greenwoodochromis christyi

Introduction

Greenwoodochromis christyi is a fresh water fish from the Africa.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    12 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Longevity
    9 year
  • Average size
    12 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Longevity
    9 year

How to recognize Greenwoodochromis christyi ?

Greenwoodochromis christyi measures between 12 and 15 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or in a group
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

This species tends to be easily stressed: this uneasiness is characterized by the appearance of marked black bars on its whole body.

Greenwoodochromis christyi is a fish living as a couple or in a group naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous . Naturally, it tends to dig into the sand and transform its environment.

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, Greenwoodochromis christyi has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare incubateur buccal
  • Polygamy
    Yes

Greenwoodochromis christyi is a fish ovipare incubateur buccal. In this species, the dominant males are polygamous and reproduce each season with several females.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    23 - 28 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    7.8 - 88
  • gh (hardness)
    15 - 25

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