29. September 2015

Tiny scats

Scats (Scatophagus) spawn in the sea. The juveniles enter brackish water zones after their development in the plankton. From the mouths of the rivers they migrate often far inland. In India currently this migration starts and we received from there charming scat babies of 1-1.5 cm length.

Juvenile scats show their realtionship: the butterfly fishes (Chaetodontidae). Both families share a special juvenile stage which is called “Tholichthys”. Tholichthys have small horns on the head. In many specimens in our scat Kindergarten these horns are still clearly visible.

For our customers: The fish have code 454750 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Indien / India
Verfügbare Größe in cm 1-2