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Piebald Horseface Loach (Acantopsis rungthipae)

$1499 CAD
SKU: 28213710449726

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Piebald Horseface Loach (Acantopsis rungthipae)

Description

Piebald Horseface Loach (scientific name: Acantopsis rungthipae) is a freshwater fish belonging to the family Cobitidae

  1. Distribution:

    • The Piebald Horseface Loach inhabits freshwater environments in Southeast Asia.
  2. Physical Characteristics:

    • The Piebald Horseface Loach exhibits several distinctive features:
      • Absence of exposed labial barbels: Unlike some other loaches, it lacks visible barbels around its mouth.
      • Distinct black spot on the upper margin of the caudal-fin base: This spot is usually present.
      • Side of the head with 0-1 row of large spots: These spots add to its unique appearance.
      • Dorsal and caudal fins without large black spots: The fins lack prominent dark markings.
      • Dark saddles along the dorsal midline: Typically 10-20 dark saddles are present.
      • Black spots on the side of the body: Usually 9-17 black spots adorn its flanks.
  3. Size and Morphology:  YThe maximum recorded length is for males is 12cm The dorsal fin typically has 9 1/2 branched rays and prectoral fins has 10 rays. 

In summary, this fascinating loach stands out due to its striking appearance and intriguing biology. Its unique coloration and distinctive features make it a captivating addition to freshwater aquariums. 



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Piebald Horseface Loach (Acantopsis rungthipae)

$1499 CAD

Piebald Horseface Loach (scientific name: Acantopsis rungthipae) is a freshwater fish belonging to the family Cobitidae

  1. Distribution:

    • The Piebald Horseface Loach inhabits freshwater environments in Southeast Asia.
  2. Physical Characteristics:

    • The Piebald Horseface Loach exhibits several distinctive features:
      • Absence of exposed labial barbels: Unlike some other loaches, it lacks visible barbels around its mouth.
      • Distinct black spot on the upper margin of the caudal-fin base: This spot is usually present.
      • Side of the head with 0-1 row of large spots: These spots add to its unique appearance.
      • Dorsal and caudal fins without large black spots: The fins lack prominent dark markings.
      • Dark saddles along the dorsal midline: Typically 10-20 dark saddles are present.
      • Black spots on the side of the body: Usually 9-17 black spots adorn its flanks.
  3. Size and Morphology:  YThe maximum recorded length is for males is 12cm The dorsal fin typically has 9 1/2 branched rays and prectoral fins has 10 rays. 

In summary, this fascinating loach stands out due to its striking appearance and intriguing biology. Its unique coloration and distinctive features make it a captivating addition to freshwater aquariums. 



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