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FUNDULOPANCHAX

Gularopanchax

 

FUNDULOPANCHAX FALLAX Gunther 1866

Genus: Fundulopanchax     Sub-Genus:     Gularopanchax    Family: Nothobranchiidae     Class: Actinopterygii     Phylum: Chordate    Order: Cyprinodontiformes

 

 

 

AQUARIST INFORMATION

 

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Photograph located on akwa-manis.mud.pl.  Unable to determine the photographer.

 

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.

 

 

KNOWN POPULATIONS

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 

TAXONOMIC DATA

    • D = 16, A = 18, D/A = 0, ll = 33 (Huber – Killidata online).

LITERATURE:

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:     

Ahl E. 1935. Aphyosemion (Fundulopanchaxfallax.     Beschreibung zweier neuer Süsswasserfische aus West Afrika.     Zoologischer Anzeiger 110 (9-10): p 251-253.

LINKS:

http://www.wak.aka.org/Ref_Library/Fundulopanchax/Fp.fallax.htm

 

 

 

 

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