genus Paraloricaria contains three species that are distributed in
southern South America. The fish are virtually unknown in the hobby.
This is for sure at least in part due to the enormous size the fish can
reach. At least P. commersonoides and P. vetula become larger than 50
the first time ever we could import now Paraloricaria vetula from
Paraguay. The unfriendly specific name (vetula means “old crone”) refers
to the dark pattern that reminded the describer obviously in the deep
wrinkles of and old woman´s face. But we find them very attractive!
our customers: the fish has code 275796 on our stocklist. Please note
that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Only one specimen
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer