Beautiful Cyprinella lutrensis in stock!
are many species of small cyprinids in North America, but only very few
of them have made a career as ornamental fish. In contrast to the
European minnows the Red Shiner (Cyprinella (formerly: Notropis)
lutrensis) is a completely undemanding fish and does not need low water
temperatures. The species can be kept in outdoor ponds and indoor
aquaria likewise. However, no heater is needed. The males look very
beautiful, but nowadays even the females become more and more colorful.
Currently the fish in the trade are almost exclusively bred ones from
Singapore. The maximum length for the species is usually 7 cm, in very
rare occasions the fish grow up to 9 cm.
For our customers: the fish have code 867004 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer