Bujurquina oenolaemus

31. August 2009

Bujurquina oenolaemus: This very pretty species of Bujurquina originates from Bolivia and was described scientifically as early as 1987 by Kullander. It took almost 20 years before the first living specimens were brought to Austria, Switzerland and Germany by travelling aquarists. Soon after breeding was successful and so the species was spread in the hobby. The fish are biparental, larvophilous mouthbrooders.
Keeping of this small jewel that reaches only 10-12 cm is possible in relatively small tanks of 100 l. If the fish are kept in larger tanks even a number of couples can be kept together. It is very interesting to observe the interactions of such a group.

Text & photo: Thomas Weidner

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 4-6