Indostomus crocodilus

6. July 2007

This Southeast Asian dwarf will not grow larger then 3 cm. The gender difference is not very difficult to determine. During breeding time the females are clearly more filled around the belly. The males have brighter colours and the dorsal fin is black at the seam. The male fish shows guarding behaviour for spawn and fry until the young are free swimming. These are peaceful, quiet and slowly moving fish. Even the smallest aquarium is sufficient for these fascinating study objects. The substrate in the tank should be finest sand and the aquarium should be planted with fine-leafed plants and decorated with small stones and little pieces of bogwood. The food should consist of smallest live food. Breeding should be possible and the method of continuous breeding should be practised but will only be possible if there is sufficient live food of the smallest kind in order to feed the very small fry. (Photo: Frank Schäfer, Text: Izaak den Daas)

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Herkunft Thailand