received the smallest of the striped catfish species from India, which
were all called formerly “Mystus vittatus”. The small species also had
to face a real mess regarding the correct naming. For a long time the
small species was called M. tengara, currently most scientists believe
that the correct name has to be M. carcio. May this be as it is: the
charming catfish attains a maximum length of only 4-6 cm and is
perfectly suited for the home aquarium.
For our customers: the fish have code 437302 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer