En acuario
Un Paretroplus menarambo en el acuario de Lou Rovner en Philadelphia [EUA].Foto por Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. certificador Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Familia
Cichlidae

Sub-familia
Etroplinae

Género
Paretroplus

Grupo
High bodied

Estado
válida


Última actualización el:
28-sept.-2010

Paretroplus menarambo Allgayer, 1996


Descripción original como 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)

Historia taxonómica:

Nombres comunes: Pinstripe Damba (en).

Localidad tipo: Lake Sarodrano, Potamasina, basin of Sofia, Madagascar.

Distribución: Apparently endemic to Lac Sarodrano.

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Conservación: Paretroplus menarambo es evaluada por la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza en la lista roja de especies amenazadas como (CR) En peligro crítico (2016).

Alimentación: 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.

Acuarismo: 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.

Referencias (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)