In the aquarium
A Paretroplus menarambo in the home aquarium of Lou Rovner in Philadelphia.Foto von Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. identifiziert durch Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Familie
Cichlidae

Unterfamilie
Etroplinae

Gattung
Paretroplus

Gruppe
High bodied

Status
valide


Zuletzt aktualisiert am :
28-Sep.-2010

Paretroplus menarambo Allgayer, 1996


Erstbeschreibung als 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)

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Populärbezeichnungen: Pinstripe Damba (en).

Typusfundort: Lake Sarodrano, Potamasina, basin of Sofia, Madagascar.

Verbreitung: Apparently endemic to Lac Sarodrano.

Ernährung: 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.

Aquaristik: 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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Artenschutz: Paretroplus menarambo wurde durch die Internationale Union für die Erhaltung der Natur (IUZN) in der Roten Liste bedrohter Arten bewertet als (CR) vom Aussterben bedroht (2016).

Literatur (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)

Externe Kataloge: Catalog of Fishes, Encyclopedia of Life, FishBase, ZooBank.