L90a Panaque bathyphilus

6. December 2023

The large, wood-eating Panaque species have their loyal fans. Although these animals only reach us in relatively small numbers, they have been on offer from exporters for decades.

This includes L90, the variably colored Panaque bathyphilus from Peru, which can easily reach a body length of 60 cm in old age. We have reported on 15-20 cm long specimens here: https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/10-catfishes/l90a-panaque-bathyphilus-2/ Its international trade name is “Papa White Tail”.

Now we once again have small animals on offer, in the size classes 4-6 cm and 6-9 cm. Among them are a striking number of animals with an intensely orange tail fin (L90a). We really had to search to find a specimen with a white caudal fin (the usual coloration) for comparison. We think they are very, very pretty!

For our customers: the fish have code 26480- L 090A-2 (4-6 cm) and 26480- L 090A-3 (6-9 cm) on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer