Botia sp. „New Emperor“

6. July 2007

The ever first import of Botia sp. “New Emperor”, probably comes from the borderland of Burma/Thailand. It should appear in a decadal yearly rhythm in a large amount and can only be caught then. An area informed ichthyologist stated that transportation through bordering hilly regions can only be helped by small mopeds, where a slight amount of these animals (about 20) can be transported. It’s not surprising that these animals are very rare and have a certain price. Besides being relatives of the Botia rostrata group, they are quite large and show a very appealing pattern on a powerful yellow coat. (Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

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