Quite recently a new sport of the cherry barb, Puntius titteya, apperaed in the market. The fish are offered from Southeast Asia. We have imported them now for the very first time. A most intersting fact is that in this sport only the caudal fin is prolonged, the remaining fins have normal size. In all longfin/veiltail varieties of cyprinid fish that are known so far (mountain minnow, Tanichthys albonubes; zebra fish, Danio rerio; leopard danio, Danio frankei; rosy barb, Pethia conchonius; goldfish, Carassius auratus; Kkoi, Cyprinus carpio) the reaminig fins are also prolonged, not only the caudal fin. This pecularity gives the cherry barb „longfin“ a really extraordinary look.
For our customers: the fish have code 372642 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer