Micropercops swinhonis

6. July 2007

One of the most beautiful new fish species of 2003 is this goby, which is rather widely spread in China, Korea and Japan. Already in 1873 Günther described it under the name Eleotris swinhonis of Shanghai, China, but it made its way to our tanks only now. It can reach a maximum size of approx. 8cm. They are peaceful fish, which must not be kept too warm – according to their subtropical origin. 18-22°C are ideal. They eat every frozen and alive food of adequate size, after habituation many specimen also accept dry food. As no regular imports of this beautiful species are made from the spreading area, the currently available fish are German bred. (Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft China, Japan, Korea