Mystus tengara (M. carcio)

14. November 2014

received the smallest of the striped catfish species from India, which
were all called formerly “Mystus vittatus”. The small species also had
to face a real mess regarding the correct naming. For a long time the
small species was called M. tengara, currently most scientists believe
that the correct name has to be M. carcio. May this be as it is: the
charming catfish attains a maximum length of only 4-6 cm and is
perfectly suited for the home aquarium.

For our customers: the fish have code 437302 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer