Nannacara sp. Sourourou

4. February 2013

Nannacara sp. Sourourou

The funny name of the species, which has not been researched by scientists so far, derives from the collecting site, the Crique Sourourou in French Guyana. This Crique flows near the coast and is a tributary to the rivers Sinnamary and Kourou. It has been collected in 2002 by Wolfgang Staeck, who brought it to Germany and created the common name. According to this author, Nannacara sp. Sourourou is identical with the fish that is called Nannacara sp. Mana in the hobby.

The very pretty fish is a close relative of Nannacara aureocephalus and attains a similar size. Males can become about 8 cm long, females around 6 cm. The very obvious difference in size between the sexes is typical for many Nannacara species. The small females get a very special coloration during broodcare and take care for the eggs – Nannacara are open brooders – very aggressively.

Keeping Nannacara sp. Sourourou is not difficult at all, but for breeding the species demands very soft and acidic water conditions. Our specimens in stock are German bred ones, sexually mature and show already their splendid colours.

For our customers: the fish have code 684404 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Nannacara: means “small Acara”. Acara is a Tupi word for cichlid. aureocephalus: Latin, means “with a golden head”.

Text & photo: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 6-8