Parakysis verrucosus

27. September 2011

For the first time ever we received this tiny and charming dwarf fish from Malaysia. It reaches only 3-4 cm in length. The species is adopted to black water habitats in nature, where the water is very soft and acidic. However, in our facility they have proofed so far to be unproblematic and quite gregarious. Research in the field showed that the stomach of the fish contained remains of bloodworm, insects, scales, and pieces of fin. Obviously the fish are unspecialized feeders, which corresponds very well with our observations.

Parakysis verrucosus represents an interesting new species for nano aquaria.

For our customers: the animal has code 441273 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Parakysis: means “besides Akysis” (referring to the supposed relatiobship): Akysis is another genus of catfish. verrucosus: Latin, means “warty”.

Suggestion of a common name: Chocolate dwarf catfish

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Singapur / Singapore
Verfügbare Größe in cm 3-4