Dolphin Cichlid (Krobia itanyi)
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208 Litres (55 US G.)
10-12.5 cm (3.9-4.9")
6.5 - 7.5
23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)
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- Dolphin Cichlid, Dolphin Acara
Additional scientific names
- Aequidens itanyi
- One fish historically coveted by Acara aficionados is Krobia itanyi, the "Dolphin Acara," now in the genus Krobia (Kullander and Nijssen 1989; Krobia is the native name for these fish). In fact, we have probably never seen the "real" Krobia itanyi because this fish is known only from the Marowijne drainage in Surinam (described first by Puyo  from the Rio Itany in French Guiana), far from commercial collecting sites. Instead, the hobby "itanyi" is most likely Krobia guianensis, whose extended range throughout the Guianas makes it a reasonable candidate for the collectors' nets, particularly those in Guyana. Kullander and Nijssen (1989) report an additional two species in this genus, as yet undescribed, from the Rios Araguaia and Xingu in Brazil.
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