Sarcocheilichthys davidi

24. April 2023

With the energy crisis, fish species that do not require supplemental heating are increasingly becoming the focus of attention. Among these species is Sarcocheilichthys davidi, a bottom-oriented carp fish from China found in the Yangtze River basin. 

This species grows to a maximum size of 10 cm. Our first thought when we unpacked the fish was: boah, huge brass barbs! Actually they are very beautiful fish, but unfortunately also very shy. Therefore they show only hints of their possible colorfulness. Males get a fiery red head at spawning time and the typical spawning rash on the snout of so many carp fish. It is important for the animals to have a quiet tank location, large aquariums with plenty of shelters in the form of roots. 

Sarcocheilichthys davidi is very peaceful and sociable. It is favorable if the animals are kept together with other peaceful fish from similar climates, these may even be goldfish, which take away their shyness.

For our customers: the animals have code 453703 on our stock list. Please note that we only supply wholesale.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer