In the aquarium
A Paretroplus menarambo in the home aquarium of Lou Rovner in Philadelphia.Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Etroplinae

Genus
Paretroplus

Group
High bodied

Status
valid


Last updated on:
28-Sep-2010

Paretroplus menarambo Allgayer, 1996


Original description as Paretroplus menarambo:

ZooBank:DFECDFE5-55B9-4E42-90E0-3E29A4E91E99.

  • Allgayer, Robert. 1996. "Description d'une espèce nouvelle du genre Paretroplus Bleeker (Teleostei: Cichlidae) de Madagascar". Revue Française des Cichlidophiles. (n. 159); pp. 6-20 (crc00322)

Nomenclature history:

Inhabited countries:

Common names: Pinstripe Damba (en).

Type locality: Lake Sarodrano, Potamasina, basin of Sofia, Madagascar.

Distribution: Apparently endemic to Lac Sarodrano.

Feeding: Data not available, however given the pharyngeal teeth and their observed behaviour in aquaria it is expected that the natural diet would be largely molluscs.

Aquaristics: 400 liters as a mimimum (100 gallons), preferably much larger. As with all the Paretroplus yet seen, this species appears to require well-filtered water, with a pH at or above neutral. They should be maintained at a temperature above 24 Celsius (76 fahrenheit), and for breeding above 27C (80F). They will feed on a wide range of aquarium foods, from quality dried foods to various frozen invertebrate foods, and will relish cultured snails, even the hard-shelled Malayan Burrowing Snail. Although they can be maintained with other Cichlids, if successful breeding is desired a species aquarium is recommended.

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Conservation: Paretroplus menarambo is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2016).

References (1):

  • Allgayer, Robert. 1996. "Description d'une espèce nouvelle du genre Paretroplus Bleeker (Teleostei: Cichlidae) de Madagascar". Revue Française des Cichlidophiles. (n. 159); pp. 6-20 (crc00322)

External catalogs: Catalog of Fishes, Encyclopedia of Life, FishBase, ZooBank.