Chitala ornata „Striped“

6. July 2007

Chitala ornata „Gestreift“

This variation of the Clown Featherback has a very marked body pattern. The breeding of C.ornata In captivity has been succeeded on several occasions. The fish spawn on the hard substrate and the eggs are guarded by the male fish, who also fawns the eggs. In nature the care of the spawn is important for 2 reasons: 1. the eggs are oxygenated optimally 2. with the slow moving current particles on the eggs are flushed away. The fry hatches after approximately one week and the baby fish will be cared by the male for another couple of days.(Photo: Frank Schäfer, Text: Izaak den Daas)

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Herkunft Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Mekong