Ctenochromis polli

The Ctenochromis polli lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Ctenochromis polli occurring in the Congo River belongs to the rather rarely kept cichlids. Despite their body length of maximally 11cm they should not be kept in too small aquariums (100cm). The males are quite aggressive and pursue the females and suppressed males. More

Ctenochromis polli male in the aquarium. Photo by Mark Smith. determiner Anton Lamboj. Ctenochromis polli (Thys Van Den Audenaerde, 1964) - Curator: Rico Morgenstern. Last updated on 01-Aug-2008. More

Juveniles of this rarely-seen Ctenochromis polli have recently been imported from the Congo. This fish grows to over five inches in size. Photo by A. Bornstein. More

imported as Ctenochromis polli, to which it bears a superficial resemblance, especially when young. Adult fish are striking; not for their colour, which is more or less brown but, for their cranial profile, which makes them resemble miniature Geophagus steindachneri. More

2 Attachment(s)Since I mentioned Ctenochromis polli in the previous post, here are a couple of pics of a male of that species. Note the red throat on the male and the profile, which is very different from that of T. demeussi. More

Ctenochromis polli See Haplochromis polli Ctenochromis sauvagei See Haplochromis sauvagei Ctenochromis sparsidens See Haplochromis desfontainii Ctenochromis strigigena See Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor Ctenogobius acutipinnis See Oligolepis acutipennis Ctenogobius schultzei More

Ctenochromis polli, Ax:422, FM:47 12/78) Pelmatochromis polli `Rotkenhlmaulbr More

Common names

Kongonhautoja in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Rotkehlmaulbrüter in German (Deutsch)
波立氏朴丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
波立氏樸麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Ctenochromis
Species : Ctenochromis polli
Authority : Thys van den Audenaerde, 1964