Pindu Fish

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Description of the Pindu Fish

The Pindu Fish is is listed as 'critically endangered' on the IUCN list. It is a member of the Cichlidae family and as such is a maternal mouthbrooder. The female Pindu will incubate the eggs in her mouth until they hatch as fry when she releases them into the tank.

Popular Name: Pindu Fish
Species: Stomatepia pindu

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Pindu Fish

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This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Pindu Fish species.

  • Size: Up to 9cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp 25-27 Degrees PH 8.1-8.3

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Frozen or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Can be aggressive to smaller fish

  • Habitat: Freshwater Lake, only found in Lake Barombi Mbo, Cameroon

  • Range: Lake Barombi Mbo , Cameroon, Africa

Scientific Classification of the Pindu Fish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Stomatepia pindu

  • Popular Name: Pindu Fish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family:Cichlidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Pindu Fish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!

Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Pindu Fish slimy?
Pindu Fish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Pindu Fish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Pindu Fish have gills?
Gills enable the Pindu Fish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Pindu Fish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Pindu Fish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Pindu Fish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Pindu Fish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Pindu Fish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

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Pindu Fish

  • Interesting Information about Pindu Fish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Pindu Fish slimy?

  • Why do the Pindu Fish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Pindu Fish have fins?

  • Species: Stomatepia pindu

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