Pseudobagrus trilineatus

18. February 2014

This very interesting catfish originates from China. We received our first importation of the species now. The fish become about 7.5 cm long and live endemically (= they occur nowhere else) in the Dong Jiang influence in the Chinese province of Guangdong. There is no universal agreement among ichthyologist in which genus this fish should be placed. Most of them place trilineatus in Pseudobagrus, but some in Tachysurus.

Against each other our specimens are rather peaceful, but they look for some individual distance. So one should offer a hiding place for each individual on its own in the aquarium.

It is best to keep these fish at room temperature. The tank should be furnished with sand and stones, just as it looks like in a small river or larger brook. This environment suites the catfish best. P. trilineatus are carnivorous fishes; they take readily all types of flakes, frozen or live fishfood. One should not keep them along with too small other fish, for they could be taken for food also.

For our customers: the animals have code 456333 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Pseudobagrus: means “wrong Bagrus”. Bagrus is another genus of catfish. trilineatus: means “with three lines”.

Suggestion of a common name: Golden brook catfish

Text & photo: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft China
Verfügbare Größe in cm 6-7