Channa pleurophthalma

23. September 2010

Currently we have charming juveniles (4-6 cm long) of Channa pleurophthalma in stock. Channa pleurophthalma can reach a maximum length of about 40 cm and is one of the most beautiful species in the genus. It is restricted to the great Sunda islands Sumatra and Borneo. In contrast to most other snakeheads this species swims often in the open water column. Surprisingly this snakehead has proofed to be very peaceful against tankmates, may they belong to their own or to another species. However, one should always keep in mind that these snakeheads are large predatory fish with a quite individual character.

For our customers: the fish have code 409221 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Channa: ancient Greek, means “snapper”, probably referring to the airbreathing. pleurophthalma: ancient Greek, means “with many eyes”.

Suggestion of a common name: Peacock snakehead

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Indonesien / Indonesia
Verfügbare Größe in cm 4 - 6