Poropuntius laoensis

19. December 2007

(19.Dec.2007) For the first time Aquarium Glaser was able to import this barb, which is sized 20-25cm and which is quite unnoticeable at first sight. It usually residents in clear wood bourns in the catchment area of the huge Mekong River. The peaceful animals turn out to be very colourful, if you look closely. Especially the pale yellow shiny tail is extreme attractive, which caused the name “Goldtailed Tinfold Barb”. The rare species is only available in small quantities.

(Photo & Text F.Schäfer)