There are two different morphs, blue and red... which is more orange-red than red. You can tell by the dorsal. OMO will always have a black mark there but the fin will be either red or blue. The body may contain varying amounts of both as well as either red or blue as well. Coloration is highly variable.

Pachypanchax sakaramyi

Pachypanchax sakaramyi

Paul Loiselle's photos of fish from the Sakaramy River. Red and blue forms.


As of 2017 these appear to be no longer held in captivity.


These are well established in captive breeding programs.

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