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Copadichromis borleyi Kadango Red Fin
Potamorrhaphis guianensis

Fish Archive Aquarium Glaser GmbH

Centromochlus altae (= Tatia altae)

We received currently this cute species from Peru. This driftwood catfish becomes only 4-5 cm long and was has been placed in the genus Tatia for a long time. It remains still unclear whether it represents a distinct species or just a variety of Centromochlus (formerly Tatia) perugiae. This driftwood catfish has an internal fertailization. Inseminated females can spawn without males and lay fertailized eggs what they do in caves. Males and females can be easily distinguished by the totally different shape of the anal fin. Centromochlus are absolutely peaceful fishes, but strictly night active and hidden during daytime. So one will hardly ever see them in a regular tank. It is best to keep them in a small one-species tank in which also breeding may appear. Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Archived on 12.2009
Maximum size 4-5 cm
Size available 3-4 cm
Origin Peru
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