We received a shipment of very nice Striped Glass Catfish from Indonesia. The fish are currently about 5 cm long. Superficially the Glass cats resemble vey much the species Kryptopterus macrocephalus, which can attain a maximum length of about 10 cm. However, there is one puzzling phenomenon: despite the small size of our fish they are sexually distinguishable already! The males are a bit smaller and much more slender than the females. So possibly our new importation represents a so far unknown dwarf species which resembles only K. macrocephalus? Who knows….
For our customers: the fish have code 422202 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Kryptopterus: means “with hidden fin”, which refers to the very small dorsal fin in that genus. macrocephalus: means “with a large head”.
Common name: Striped Glass Catfish
Text & photo: Frank Schäfer
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|Herkunft||Indonesien / Indonesia|
|Verfügbare Größe in cm||5-6|