Mylesinus paucisquamatus

19. August 2021

A few weeks ago we introduced you to a new pacu, which we received as Tometes kranponhah. At that time we thought the animals originated from the Rio Xingu. (see

In the meantime, further correspondence with our supplier revealed that the animals did indeed come from the Rio Tocantins. We have received another shipment of the animals, which are somewhat larger (5-7 cm) and are now developing very attractive colors. In addition, the head shape is more recognizable. We now think that the animals are the species Mylesinus paucisquamatus, which grows to about 20-25 cm and if you look at how pretty the juveniles are now, you can expect a lot more from the adults!

For our customers: the animals have code 270053 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesale.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer