Rhinogobius rubromaculatus

26. September 2014

In the aquarium hobby we only started in discovering the large diversity of the small freshwater gobies of the genus Rhinogobius. This time the scientists were faster: 116 species have been described to date already! Sadly the distinguishing features that allow the determination of the species cannot be seen in many cases in live specimens. This does not mean that the different species all look the same, but it is currently almost impossible to apply the correct name on them. Moreover we hardly ever know where the fish have been collected.

We were able to import a new, pretty species under the name of “Rhinogobius chrysanthemum” via Hongkong. However, this name does not exist at all, it is a mere fiction. The only about 4 cm long species looks most like Rhinogobius rubromaculatus. So this is the name we used to list the fish on our stocklist.

Keeping the nice fish is rather easy and can be compared to that of the well known Rhinogobius duospilus (also known under the synonym R. wui).

For our customers: the animals have code 453482 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

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