Name: Pundamilia igneopinnis (Seehausen & Lippitsch, 1998)
Synonym: Haplochromis igneopinnis
Common name: Black & Orange nyererei
Location: Lake Victoria around Igombe Island
Adult size: Males 4.5 inches (12 cm) and Females 4 inches (10 cm)
Personal notes: I received four (2M:2F) 1.5 inch (4 cm) Pundamilia igneopinnis in January of 2017 from a friend in Ohio. Even at a small size the dominant male chases the subdominant male nearly non-stop. I hope they breed, since the dominant male is courting both females quite a bit. I then had the opportunity to purchase 10 more smaller igneopinnis from a different source in July 2017. I will combine the two groups when the size of the two is closer.
Above you can see one of the young Pundamilia igneopinnis males at around 3 to 3 1/2 inches (8 cm). [June 2017]
Above you can see one of the very young Pundamilia igneopinnis males at around 2 inches (5 cm). [January 2017]
Above are some of my young female 1.25 inch (3 cm) Pundamilia igneopinnis females and males.
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