Acarichthys heckelii

6. July 2007

January 2007: At present we can offer particularly beautiful Acarichthys heckelii from the region around Santarem. These fish are characterised by an intensive yellow colouring of the body. It forms a beautiful contrast to the red eyes and their magnificent fin rays. Acarichthys heckelii has a large area of origin along the Amazon and the upper Essequibo in Guyana. They like high water temperatures, because they live mainly in laggons and calm areas of rivers. At best they should be kept in groups than they are only little aggresive. Their nutrition is unproblematic, nearly all available food is accepted. The breeding of this cave breeder succeeds only rarely, apart from suitable caves they seem to need temperatures from at least 30°C.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien, Kolumbien, Peru