This species has been named “Pinocchio cat” in the trade due to its funny looking nose. The species represents the smallest of all mouthbrooding whiptail cats – it usually grows only to 10 cm total length in aquaria – and is thus very well suited for keeping. We currently were able to import these beautiful animals once more from Peru.
The fish are – as already mentioned – mouthbrooders, the male takes care for the eggs. We are very happy that one of our males currently bears a batch of eggs. Of course, we are a wholesaler, not a breeding station, but nevertheless this shows us that our fish really feel good, for otherwise they would not breed at all.
For our customers: the fish have code 257904 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer