Parambassis pulchinella

23. September 2015

Once
more we were able to import the most peculiar species of glass perch:
Parambassis pulchinella. This freshwater fish originates from clear
streams in the border region between Thailand and Burma. The maximum
size reported so far is about 10 cm. Against conspecifics the species is
rather peaceful. They tend to tease each other sometimes over a short
period, but this is harmless. It is best to keep this fish in groups of
8-10 specimens.

Nobody
knows what the odd hump is good for. But the males have a larger hump
than the females, so the hump may have do something with the sexual life
of the animals. However, nothing about the sexual life of Parambassis
pulchinella is known yet.

For
our customers: the fish have code 441294 on our stocklist. Please note
that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in limited
numbers only!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer