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.
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.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer