Again we could import a cute blackwater dwarf catfish from Indonesia, this time from Borneo. Pseudomystus funebris was only scientifically described in 2010 and is extremely similar to P. heokhuii which occurs on Sumatra. Like the latter, it reaches a total length of about 6 cm. The species is very peaceful and also constantly on the move during the day. The company of other species seems to be very important to the animals.
One maintains such animals in community tanks with peaceful other fish, with damped light, many dead leaves on the ground and a planting from Cryptocoryns, which thrive also in twilight well. Although soft and acid water is not an absolute necessity, the care of the mentioned animals and plants in such water is particularly problem-free.
For our customers: the animals have code 446492 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer