Nimbapanchax viride (Ladiges & Roloff 1973)
viride GRC 90 / 175 N'zérékoré
Photo courtesy of Christian.Cauvet.
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Refers to the general green colouration of males.
Ladiges W. & Roloff E. 1973.
Roloffia viridis spec. nov., Beschreibung einer neuen Roloffia Art aus Liberia.
DATZ 26 (5): p 155-157, figure.
D = 9-13, A = 13-15, D/A = +5-6, ll = 27-29 (+2-3)
(Ladiges & Roloff 1973)
Close to Salayea, northwestern Liberia.
Eastern Guinea & northwestern Liberia in the drainage systems of the upper Via-Saint Paul & upper Saint John Rivers.
Forested savannah brooks & streams. They are found among fallen leaves & vegetation.
Regarded as fairly difficult to breed. Top & bottom mops can be used but they appear to favour top mops. Water incubation takes 10-14 days. Growth is considered quite fast with sexual maturity being attained around 5-7 months.
Les McCathie in BKA Newsletter No.339, December
1993 reported the males turn dark & almost black prior to spawning
where he performed a dance in front of the female. He was observed to
turn vertically with head pointing at the surface & zig zagging
up & down. When the female approached the male he stopped his dance
& put his dorsal fin around the feamle, pressing her into a plant
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