pretty species of bumblebee catfish was discovered and scientifically
described only in 2008. We could import the species now for the first
time ever. P. heokhuii becomes about 6 cm long and is a very peaceful
species of catfish.
the fact that Pseudomystus heokhuii inhabits extreme blackwater
habitats in the wild, where the pH is around 3.5 -4.5 they adapt very
well to different water conditions. The females develop spawn and even
in the phototank the male showed courtship behaviour. So it seems that
this pretty bumblebee catfish will even breed in aquaria.
For our customers: the fish have code 446483 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer