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Pinstripe Damba Cichlid 4.5"-5"

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A rarely seen species of Madagascan Cichlid, the Pinstripe Damba or Menarambo Cichlid is a large growing, bold and active species found in a few rivers and lakes in Northwestern Madagascar. In the wild, they are critically endangered due to habitat destruction and competition from introduced species like Tilapia, but tank-bred specimens are available from time to time in the hobby. It was considered extinct in the wild for some time until a small wild population was recently discovered. Like some of the other members of its genus, P. menarambo is often found in shoals in the wild, and will do best in a group of 5 or more. Aggressive and often extremely territorial, they are best kept in a species tank or with other robust, large tankmates that are not at risk of being picked on. Pinstripe Damba are voracious eaters, and should be fed a varied diet including some algae or vegetable based foods.

Pinstripe Damba Cichlid (Paretroplus menarambo)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will readily accept most frozen or prepared foods
Adult Size: 10″
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallons
Compatibility: Can be aggressive and territorial as adults, best kept in a group of 5 or more as they shoal in the wild. Tankmates should be chosen carefully

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.5 – 8.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Pinstripe Damba Cichlid 4.5"-5"



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