Dawkinsia assimilis

18. January 2016

In South India a group of barbs exists that was formerly placed either in Barbus or in Puntius and which is now placed in the only recently (2012) erected genus Dawkinsia. In Dawkinsia a phenomenon exists that aquarists are used to know for example from cichlids from Lake Malawi: every new collecting site reveals a new sport. This often makes it impossible to determine the species for sure. Now we received a new “mascara barb” (due to the dark eye-band). This fish is either a sport of D. assimilis or a new species of Dawkinsia. We obtained a few fully grown specimens (photos) and a good number of juveniles.

For our customers: the fish have code 369503 (4-5 cm) and 369505 (7-9 cm) on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Indien / India
Verfügbare Größe in cm 5-9