Trachelyichthys sp. Tapajos

9. November 2011

We currently received this cute driftwood catfish from Brazil. Initially we thought all fish of the import would belong to the same, highly variable coloured species; but in the meantime we found that in fact two species were involved, namely T. sp. “Tapajos” and Auchenipterichthys punctatus.

Most probably Trachelyichthys sp. “Tapajos” becomes as big as the similiar species T. exilis: 6-8 cm. The latter species has already been bred in aquaria. The fish have an internal fertalization and the female lays the sticky eggs without the presence of a male.

Trachelyichthys are peaceful, night active catfish that feed readily on any usual type of fishfood.

For our customers: the fish have code 297482 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Trachelyichthys: ancient Greek, means translated “extreme fish”; however, the name rather refers to the close relationship to the genera Trachelyopterus and Trachelyopterichthys. exilis: Latin, means “weak”.

Suggestion of a common name: Tapajos bug catfish

Text & Photo: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien / Brazil
Verfügbare Größe in cm 3-5