Mystus catfish or striped catfish speices originate from India where they serve as a food fish. Tropical fish hobbyists think otherwise! Mystus tengara
(M. carcio) are also regularly caught and exported as an ornamental fish. Good news they are in stock now! By the way this species is listed on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species
so their worth keeping.
We received the smallest of the striped catfish species from India, which were all called formerly "Mystus vittatus". The small species also had to face a real mess regarding the correct naming. For a long time the small species was called M. tengara, currently most scientists believe that the correct name has to be M. carcio. May this be as it is: the charming catfish attains a maximum length of only 4-6 cm and is perfectly suited for the home aquarium?
For our customers: the fish have code 437302 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.