Stoliczka´s barb, Pethia stoliczkanus, originates from Burma and was a popular aquarium fish until the 1960s, as the up to 6 cm long animals are very temperature tolerant and do not require heating in the aquarium. Later it was displaced by more colourful species and today it is a rarity.
The pictures show wild collected specimens; the females differ from the males by the colourless fins. The care of Stoliczka´s barb corresponds completely to the well-known Odessa barb, Pethia padamya (https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/pethia-padamya-wild-2/).
For our customers: the animals have code 372304 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer