Erythrinus sp. TAHUAYO RIVER

5. December 2011

Another recent first importation from Peru: a new species of Erythrinus! It is clearly distinguished from the other two species of Erythrinus known so far from Peru, eg Erythrinus erythrinus (see and E. sp. Madre de Dios (see by the fine, whiteish-blue seam on the caudal fin. Our specimens are still too small (6-8 cm) to say anything on the adult coloration.

Keeping Erythrinus is quite easy. The fish easily accept deep frozen fish (smelt) as main food item. As the fish have an accessory breathing organ, the water quality is of lesser meaning. Temperature should not raise over 25°C over a longer period, for at least the Peruvian Erythrinus are somewhat sensitive in this respect.

For our customers: the fish have code 253382 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Erythrinus: ancient Greek, means about “the reddish”.

Suggestion of a common name: Whiteseam wolf fish

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Peru
Verfügbare Größe in cm 6-8