Currently extremely beautiful bred specimens from Cyprinella lutrensis are exported from SE-Asia. This up to 7 cm (very rarely up to 9 cm) long cyprinid originates from North America up to Mexico where several subspecies are known. So one might think that this species is a coldwater fish. In fact the species can tolerate a wide spectrum of water tempertaures. One can keep these beautiful and peaceful fishes in the garden pond, in the unheated indoor tank or in the tropical aquarium. They should be always kept in schools, as they need to live in community of their own kind. The peaceful, omnivorous fishes do not require any special water conditions. The males develope white pimples on the head during breeding season, as many other cyprinids do as well. It is a freespawning species that does not care for the eggs or offspring in any way. Breeding is quite easy, even in aquaria.
For our customers: the animals have code 867004 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply to the wholesale market.
Text and photos: Frank Schäfer
|Angaben zum Tier|
|Herkunft||USA bzw. Südostasien / USA, Southeast Asia resp.|
|Verfügbare Größe in cm||5-7|