Greetings! Fall has hit us here in the Midwest. Temperatures have been in the low to mid 70s and lows in the high 40s! It is perhaps our favorite of time of the year with quite honestly perfect weather.
During the summer, we managed to travel back to Colombia. This time to Leticia, Colombia. The goal had been to reach Pebas, Peru which long story short, unfortunately did not happen. Our group did have some fun adventures however and found many species of fish especially on the last day of the trip including a few highlights in Copella vilmae, Apistogramma megastoma and an unknown relative of the common Red Eye Tetra that was just astounding. We will likely share bits and pieces of that trip here in time so stay tuned!
Fast forward to a few weeks ago when Jorge Garcia of Nation Wide Aquatics reached out to us in regards to fish from Suriname. His exporter had been able to secure a form of Tatia which we had seen photos of and previously shared from a post back from March of 2021. Low and behold, he was able to get us a group of Tatia cf. brunnea! We have labeled them as T. cf. brunnea for now until we can double check the scientific description of the species.
Below are some images of the new fish which I am sure will excite most catfish enthusiasts especially those into Auchenipteridae, woodcats. As you can see, each has a unique pattern. In time we will update the woodcat species profile page to reflect this species and others. A special thanks to Jorge Garcia of Nation Wide Aquatics. Please visit his website for other interesting fish species: https://nationwideaquaticsusa.com