Cirrhinus molitorella

6. July 2007

If you are interested in a larger growing fish, the mud carp Cirrhinus molitorella originating from Southeast Asia, could be the right thing for you. In the list of fishing world records it is quoted with a length by 1 m and applies in Thailand under the name Pa Keng as a strong fighter at the fishing rod. In the aquarium it will not reach this size and can be socialized for example with large representatives of the genera Labeo, Osphronemus or Channa. Owners of very large aquaria are here addressed, they can try to accommodate the Southeast Asiatic riverine fauna in biotope aquaria. With bamboo canes, roots, and large stones beautiful underwater landscapes can be arranged. In its habitat C. molitorella inhabits midwater to bottom depths of running waters. It is found there both in fast flowing sections as well as in calmer water, during the rain time even within flooding areas. As a omnivor it is problem-free in the nutrition, naturally large food quantities are needed.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

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Herkunft Vietnam, China