Description: Brachylophus fasciatus can reach a total size of 80 cm, ¾ of which is the tail. Usually the females are smaller than the males. Females are normally uniform green with a light green to yellow belly, while males have 2-4 white to light blue bands on a green body colour. It is very rare that females have also a few white to light blue patterns. Characteristically of both sexes are red-brown eyes and yellow rimmed nostrils.
Vivarium: This iguana specie can be
furnished in a similar fashion to enclosures for Green iguanas and are not
harder to keep as this specie.
at day: 28-32°C, at night 18-23°C
Humidity: 60-80% day, 75-95% night.
Breeding: Sexual maturity can be reached at an age of around 16 month. A clutch consists between 1-7 eggs , depends on size of the female and are deposited in the humid sand. Vermiculit is used as incubation substrate (1:1 ration). The incubation time can various enormously, from 120 – 170 days at 29-30°C. The hatchlings are housed under the same conditions as the adult iguanas.
Bibliography: Haltung und Vermehrung des Gebänderten Fidschi-Leguans (Brachylophus fasciatus) von J. Schmidt ; REPTILIA Nr. 44 (Dezember 2003/Januar 2004)