|TYPE LOCATION: Gold Coast (Ghana today)
Fp. fallax is found in swamps around brooks in the rainforest of coastal western Cameroon from Malende to Kribi,
Not considered a difficult species to breed, Fp. fallax does require some effort. The best method appears to be over peat. A container of peat moss placed on the bottom of the tank should be replaced on a bi-weekly basis. In this case, it is suggested a group may spawn better than a pair. The incubation period runs from 5-7 weeks at 75F. One report stated that the Fifinda orange population laid all of its eggs in the roots of Java ferns. These had to be incubated a different way or left in the parents tank and the adults moved to another aquarium.
Fry are large enough to ingest baby brine shrimp. They grow rapidly. One concern would be the disease velvet, which can be controlled by adding some salt to the fry tank and the removal of any residual peat.
Elogbatindi (western Cameroon) Fifinda (Imported as Orange & Yellow forms) Fifinda – ADK 09 / 301 Kribi (southwestern Cameroon) Kribi – ADK 10/ 322 Malende (western Cameroon)(schwoiseri) Mbebe (65 km north of Kribi.) Mouanko ( Corrupted – Mouanco ) Mouanko Blue CI 98 CI 99 OD 11 / 03