Citharinus citharus

7. December 2015

We recieved Moonfish, Citharinus citharus, from Nigeria. This tetra is only very rarely available. The large species can attain a maximum length of about 60 cm and 7 kg of weight. In its home countries, the moonfish is a much estimated food fish. But the species is also very interesting in respect of aquarium keeping. The calm silver discs are very interesting. Most worth mentioning is the mouth structure, which is very similar to that of the night tetras (Semaprochilodus) from South America and the Kissing Gouramis (Helostoma) from Southeast Asia. Like these the Moonfish feeds mainly on Aufwuchs.

Against conspecifics and as well against other fish the Moonfish is quite peaceful. It makes an interesting inhabitant for very large aquaria.

For our customers: the fish have code 114503 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nigeria
Verfügbare Größe in cm 8-10