Lampiella gibbosa

2. July 2009

This charming little catfish species was described as early as 1908 by Miranda Ribeiro under the name Otocinclus gibbosus. But only when a group of reseaching aquarists (H.-G. Evers, M. Lacerda, and M. Beyer) managed to cellect the fish alive it became clear, how distinct from all other Otocinlus-like fishes this species really is. There do exist lots of individual colour variations, some are pretty orange-black, other ones rather grey. Most of them are yellowish.

The species occurs in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo in the Rio Betari. Well known other species found here are for example Scleromystax barbatus (formerly known as Corydoras b.) or Parotocinclus paulinus. Like all species from these regions Lampiella have to be kept rather cool (16-22°C). They mainly feed on aufwuchs, but they also take readily freshly hatched brine shrimp nauplii. The maximum size for these charming fishes is 5 cm.

For our customers: the species has code 264884 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale market.

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien / Brazil
Verfügbare Größe in cm 4-5