Albinism, i.e. the complete or partial absence of black color pigments in the body cells, occurs widely as a mutation in the animal kingdom. While albinos rarely survive in the wild because of their striking light color, they are particularly popular in commonly bred animals. On many people albinos seem very attractive.
The species Rineloricaria lanceolata, widespread in South America, is often bred in the aquarium. There are accordingly quite a lot of breeding forms, e.g. “Red Dun” (see https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/10-catfishes/rineloricaria-lanceolata-red-dun-2/) or also golden yellow animals with black eyes. Full-albinos with red eyes we can offer now for the first time.
For our customers: the animals have code 288532 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesale.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer