In the aquarium
A Paretroplus menarambo in the home aquarium of Lou Rovner in Philadelphia.Foto di Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. determinatore Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Famiglia
Cichlidae

Sottofamiglia
Etroplinae

Genere
Paretroplus

Gruppo
High bodied

Stato
valid


Ultimo aggiornamento in data:
28-set-2010

Paretroplus menarambo Allgayer, 1996


Descrizione originale come 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)

Storia tassonomica:

Nomi comuni: Pinstripe Damba (en).

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

Distribuzione: Apparently endemic to Lac Sarodrano.

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Conservazione: Paretroplus menarambo è valutata dalle organizzazioni internazionali di salvaguardia delle specie a rischio come (CR) Situazione critica di pericolo (2016).

Alimentazione: 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.

Aquariofilia: 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.

Referenze (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)