Once more we were able to import another quite cute suckermouth catfish from Peru – from Pucallpa to be more precise. Again, this species belongs to the closer Panaqolus changae relationship (LDA 26, L206, L226), as it does the “New Zebra Pleco” we introduced to you last week (http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/news/Panaqolus_sp_NEW_ZEBRA_JUTAI_en/). Especially the young ones are colored very nice, adults become more dull in coloration. A typical feature of this special variety seems to be the spotted caudal, which can be observed in all stages of age. The biggest ones we saw so far were about 7 cm long.
For our customers: the fish have code 275351 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Panaqolus: diminuative of Panaque. Panaque is another genus of suckermouth catfish. changae: in memory of Fonchii Fang, who was integrated in the discovery of the species. She died by accident on the Amazon.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer