Cyclocheilichthys janthochir

30. March 2020

Once more we have this beautiful species of shark in stock. Of course it belongs to the barb family, but species of several barb genera that have a similar body shape, are commonly called “shark” in the hobby. In our fishhouse it got the nickname “top-model-barb”, for it is very pretty, but looks also a bit skinny. However, Cyclocheilichthys janthochir is neither fastidious regarding food, nor uptight in any other way.

The species originates from the island of Borneo, where it occurs in typical black water. The maximum size reported is around 20 cm. Currently our specimens are 10-12 cm long. Each centimeter the fish grow they become more beautiful, for the fins become more and more red.

Cyclocheilichthys janthochir is a schooling fish and for sure an enrichment for any large community tank. The care temperature should be 24-28°C, delicate plants are in danger of being eaten. Any common fish food is accepted by the peaceful animals without any problems.

For our customers: the animals have code 412834 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer