Valid name: Neochromis rufocaudalis "Saa Nane Island" (Seehausen & Bouton 1998)
Synonym: Neochromis nigricans
Common name: (sometimes referred to as the "Victorian Tropheus")
Location: Lake Victoria around Saa Nane Island
Adult male size: 4 1/2 inches (11 cm)
Diet: algae scraper
Personal notes: I received a colony of 11 Neochromis rufocaudalis "Saa Nane Island" in July of 2011. They were decendants of a shipment of Victorian cichlids that came from Germany in 2010. They are in a single species 55 gallon tank planted heavily with large java ferns. I found them to be super aggressive. They did breed for me several times before killing eachother off in a few years.
Above is my male Neochromis rufocaudalis "Saa Nane Island"
On the left is the colony of females and two sub-dominant males
Above is my female Neochromis rufocaudalis "Saa Nane Island"
Next Victorian cichlid <== Paralabidochromis chilotes HOME