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Congo Imports of Microctenopoma ansorgii the Orange Bushfish Sale
Aquarium Glaser of Germany has imported Orange Bushfish!
Microctenopoma ansorgii is a small freshwater fish, known in the aquarium trade by a number of common names some of which are Pretty ctenopoma and Rainbow ctenopoma. See below for a longer list of common names. Relative to the genus it belongs to the same genus as the spotted climbing perch (Ctenopoma acutirostre), but looks clearly different. Its body is more elongated and rounded, the typical shape of a fish that spends much of its time on the bottom. The ornate ctenopoma spawns at night, laying its eggs on a floating bubble nest of mucus. It lives in the slow-flowing forest streams of the Congo Basin, where it feeds on worms, insect larvae, and other aquatic invertebrates.
Ornate climbing perch