Moema cf. ortegai

17. August 2010

We were able to import astonishing large Moema cf. ortegai from Peru. The females are around 8 cm, the males around 12 cm long. This places them among the largest species of killifish known so far. The extremely large pectoral fins of the males are very impressive. However, the whole finneage of the males is much enlarged and some fancy bettas and fancy guppys must shame on them when looking at the Moema. The only difference is that in this case not the human breeder but mother nature selected for enlarged finneage.

Moema are bottom divers, this means the spawning pair dives deep in the bottom, where the eggs dwell during the dry season. The adults must die then and thus never become old in the wild, but in captivity the can live as long as 1.5 years. The eggs need 5-10 months to hatch.

For our customers: the fish have code 329905 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Moema: a city in Brazil. ortegai: dedication name.

Suggestion of a popular name: Golden giant longfin

Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Peru
Verfügbare Größe in cm 8-12