Lately we introduced to you Hemiloricaria sp. „Puerto Ayacucho“, a species known so far from Venezuela only, which we could import along with Hemiloricaria melini from Brazil. This post led to a number of requests wether we could also depict the imported melini-Whiptails.
Well, we can: here they are!
Hemiloricaria melini forms along with H. formosa, H. teffeana and H. sp. „Barcelos“ a small complex of so-called „Apache Whiptails“ that have in common a very attractive leopard pattern. H. melini is said to become about 10 cm long in literature, but our specimens are already about 15 cm long. The beautiful fish should be kept on fine sand bottom in soft and acidic water.
For our customers: the fish have code 288675 on our stocklist. Please note that we supply exclusively the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer