Rivulus ornatus

9. July 2010

This tiny jewel among the fishes, which we were able to import from Peru recently, causes some confusion among taxonomists. It is possible that this fish represents a still undescribed species and will be named seperatly in the future. May this be as it wants, we are glad to have this pretty animal in stock once more.

As in all Rivulus species is is necessary to cover the tank absolute tight, otherwise the fish will end sooner or later on the bottom of the fishroom. If the owner wants to keep more than one male per tank they should be set in simultaneously, for these little fish can be quite aggressive against conspecifics.

Despite its small size these killis can live up to 3 years in the aquarium. Thus they are not belonging to the short- but to the longliving killifishes!

For our customers: the fish have code 343902 on our stocklist. Please note that we exculsively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Rivulus: Latin, means “small brook”; this refers to the biotope. ornatus: Latin, means “decorated”.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Peru
Verfügbare Größe in cm 3-4