This Southeast Asian dwarf will never grow larger then 3 cm; we obatined the species recently again from Thailand. The gender difference is very easy to see, for the males have broad light seams along the dorsal, the ventral and the anal fins. Moreover, during breeding time the females are clearly more filled around the belly. The male fish shows guarding behaviour for spawn and fry until the young are free swimming; breeding occurs in tubes, for example pieces of bamboo.
These are peaceful, quiet and slowly moving fish. Even the smallest aquarium is sufficient for these fascinating study objects. The substrate in the tank should be finest sand and the aquarium should be planted with fine-leafed plants and decorated with small stones and little pieces of bogwood.
The food should consist of smallest live food.
For our customers: the fish bhave code 411723 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer