Two year old male of V. letourneuxi from Lake Butrint population
Valencia letourneuxi is know from several places in northern Greece and from one place in Albania. Most common in the hobby are fishes from the Greek island of Corfu. In summer 2013, I received two males and three females of V. letourneuxi from a Belgium broodstock. These fishes originally came from an unknown place, most likely a tributary, of Lake Butrint in southern Albania. They immediately started to spawn and I soon had about 100 juveniles. In the winter facility, I placed them together with some Phoxinellus, which ate many of the smaller juveniles. Also in this species, the juveniles mature with one year and I could fast expand the broodstock. They are treated in the same way as my V. robertae and this species seem to be less sensitive to skin parasites than V. robertae. I had never any problems with them in the winter and never needed to give them salt and extra light. Meanwhile this species has well established at FSJF and I have a very good broodstock.