African Butterfly Cichlid Anomalochromis thomasi

African Butterfly Cichlid
African Butterfly Cichlid
African Butterfly Cichlid
The African Butterfly Cichlid is native to well-vegetated forest streams of West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone). A small cichlid, it grows to some 6-8 cm long.
African Butterfly Cichlid
African Butterfly Cichlid
African Butterfly Cichlid
The pinkish, sparkling body with black stripes or patches can be reminiscent the Butterfly Barb of similar habitat in Angola and D. R. Congo and, although not related, one may have influenced the naming of the other. (The African Butterflyfish, see link below, also of west and central Africa, is totally unrelated and dissimilar.)
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