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Danakila sp. 'shukoray'

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Post Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:11 am
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Ki is offering this rare fish here on MFK. Congratulations Ki.

To help those like myself that do not know this fish, I looked up some information.
The genus name is actually Danakila, named after Danakila depression in Africa.

Collected in Etritrea by Anton Lamboj. Shukoray refers to wadi where the fish was collected. Lamboj published information about the fish and collecting trip in Amazonas #66, July - August 2016 (German version) and Amazonas #6, January-February 2017 (English version).

Following written: Frank Schäfer (German fish importer/exporter)
Keeping Danakilia: it is absolutely necessary to keep them warm. The fish show their true nature only at temperatures from 28-30°C. The breeding males become very colorful (black/blue/with a white-yellow hump) – a real eyecatcher! The dominant male will defend a small pit at the bottom; during that period it is always active and displaying. Feeding is absolutely easy, the fish will readily take flakes and frozen food. The best choice is to keep the fish in a group; at least a part of the bottom should be sand to give the males an opportunity to bury the pits. Perfect is a group containing a few males and a greater number of females, the dominant male will become very brilliant colored under these conditions. The tank should be furnished with some roots and stones, but not too much. The swimming behavior of Danakilia can be best compared with Sarotherodon, eg they are active swimmers and always on move. These fish are female mouthbrooders. The largest fish observed so far are about 12 cm long. If the temperature is too low the fish will look drab. A bright tank with sand, some pebbles and not too small (from 120 cm on) is the perfect home for the active and attractive fish.
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Post Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:30 am
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Mature adults

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