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Laetacara fulvipinnis a beautiful dwarf cichlid called Orange Fin
Only very rarely this beautiful dwarf cichlid becomes imported. Nevertheless it is known in the hobby for quite a long time. Since 1978 it was named "Aequidens sp. Orange Fin", later, after the splitting of Aequidens and Laetacara in separate genera, Laetacara sp. "Orange Fin". The scientifical valid description appeared only in 2007, when Staeck and Schindler named the species Laetacara fulvipinnis. The natural distribution of the species is in Venezuela, where it inhabits the upper reaches of the rivers Orinoco and Rio Negro.
After many, many years we were able now to import L. fulvipinnis. Our recent imports are large, fully grown fish. The largest males are almost 9 cm long (including the caudal fin)! Like all members of the genus Laetacara the fish are comparatively peaceful and do not destroy plants. The species is an open brooder with a pair family.
For our customers: the fish have code 683304 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
List of Laetacara species
• Laetacara araguaiae Ottoni & W. J. E. M. Costa, 2009
• Laetacara curviceps (C. G. E. Ahl, 1923) (Flag acara)
• Laetacara dorsigera (Heckel, 1840) (Redbreast acara)
• Laetacara flavilabris (Cope, 1870)
• Laetacara fulvipinnis Staeck & I. Schindler, 2007
• Laetacara thayeri (Steindachner, 1875)