Tatia gyrina

22. July 2019

In spite of their largely nocturnal nature, the driftwood catfishes have meanwhile gathered a small fan community behind them, which enthusiastically cultivate and breed them. Surely it contributes to the fact that these catfishes have an internal fertilization, whereby the females can produce a fertilized clutch sometime without direct intervention of a male, since the fertilization already took place days or weeks before. This behaviour fascinates many breeders.

Currently we were able to import the very rarely offered species Tatia gyrina from Peru. This is a rather small species. In total our largest specimens are about 5 cm long (including the caudal fin). The males are recognizable by the modified anal fin, which has been transformed into a mating organ. In addition, they are clearly slimmer and somewhat bigger than the females. 

For our customers: the animals have code 295682 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer