Tag Archives: kottelati

Monodactylus kottelati

13. July 2018

Monos are classics among the brackish water fishes. Much of the aquarium literature about them mentions that these fish can be adapted easily to freshwater. But – what should this be good for? Is it really that difficult to put some salt (10-20 g per litre) in water? If one keeps them in brackish water and at a water temperature of about 26-28°C these racehorses among the fishes will bring only joy for the keeper. Currently we import quite often Monodactylus kottelati from Thailand. This fish reaches a length up to 20 cm and should be kept in a large (!) school of conspecifics. Otherwise they can be very quarrelsome.

For our customers: the fish have code 436242 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Laevimon kottelati

22. March 2017

We were able to import some specimens of the freshwater crab Laevimon kottelati. This interesting an beautiful crab attains a size of about 4.5 cm Carapax-width aund existis endemicly in Vietnam. Here it has been discovered in 1998 and decribed scientifically in 2005 as a new species in a new genus. It lives amphibic in the shallow water of the bank of small rivers. The photos of live specimens we post here are to the best of our knowledge the only ones that exist.

For our customers: the animals have code 484053 on our stockiest. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer