Original description as Paretroplus menarambo:
- 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)
- Paretroplus menarambo, Allgayer, 1996:8, original combination
Common names: Pinstripe Damba (en).
Type locality: Lake Sarodrano, Potamasina, basin of Sofia, Madagascar.
Distribution: Apparently endemic to Lac Sarodrano.
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).
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.