Cyclocheilichthys janthochir

16. July 2013

For the first time ever 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 very 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 5-7 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.

For our customers: the animals have code 412833 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer