Garra sp. Sunset-Goldscale

1. April 2014

received this new, impressive species of Garra from India. The most
striking feature of the species is that they have large, shining scales
on the flanks. The position and number of these scales differs
individually. Depending on the light these scales shine bright blue,
orange-red or golden.

The fully grown males
(the photographed specimen is about 9.5 cm long and the largest
individual we have seen so far) have a very impressive horn
(scientifically called proboscis) on the forehead and tubercles on the
snout. The shape of the proboscis is species-specific. A great number of
species of Garra have been described as new from India scientifically
in recent times. Our fish resembles most to Garra gotyla, but more
detailed and time-consuming studies are necessary, before one can decide
if this first idea proofs to be right. In any case these algae-eaters
are not only valuable, but also attractive and interesting!

our customers: the fish have code 416442 (4-6 cm) and 416443 (6-8 cm)
on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer