Tatia strigata

7. February 2011

Once more we were able to import a species new for for the hobby: Tatia strigata. This small species – maximum length reported is around 6 cm – has been discovered and described as late as 1995. The unique colour pattern that differs slightly individually makes the species unmistakable. As in all Tatia, males can be easily recognized by the modified anal fin that is used for internal fertilization. Females of Tatia spawn in absence of males. Breeding of many species of Tatia was already successful in aquaria.

Tatia are very peaceful, night active animals that can be fed with any conventional fish food.

For our customers: the fish have code 295804 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Tatia: dedicated to Charles Tate Regan, who was ichthyologist at the British Museum. strigata: Latin, means “striped”.

Suggestion of a common name: White striped tatia

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien / Brazil
Verfügbare Größe in cm 4 - 6