Homaloptera parclitella

25. March 2015

loaches are – in general – rather dull coloured fishes. However, there
are exceptions and among the most beautiful species are those belonging
to the genus Homaloptera. Several, closely related and quite similar
species exist. In German they are called “saddle-back loaches”, a
commonly used English name is “lizard loaches”.

the first time ever we were able now to import Homaloptera parclitella.
This species has been discovered scientifically only in 2005. The
species attains a length of about 7-8 cm. It inhabits Malaysia and
Southern Thailand. The species is very peaceful, but they do very often
harmless comment fights with conspecifics, which are very attractive to
look at. A perfect water quality is absolutely necessary for these
pretty loaches, otherwise they quickly become sick. So the recommendable
species is better suited for experienced hobbyists.

For our customers: the fish have code 421578 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer