Hello, today we visit Aquazoo Loebbecke Museum. Here, we’ve got a small fish species called Trigonostigma somphongsi. Trigonostigma somphongsi was considered to be lost in nature for 20 years – no one was able to find the species. Many excursions and expeditions were used to search them and no fish was caught also. In 2006, one male and two female were found on the aquarium trade market and were bought by a woman who then cared intensively for these three fishes and was able to breed them. The population in Europe was founded on these three animals. Every fish you see aquariums and in the trade, is offspring of these three animals. They reproduced pretty well in human care. For a long time, no fish was found in the wild but then, in 2014, during an expedition, they were found in the irrigation channels of rice fields during a special season of the year. It was found, that they migrate from the big river into these channels in order to lay eggs in densely planted structures to reprodce there. In the end of the breeding season, the rainy season, they migrate back to the river. As you can imagine, it’s hard to find small fish like these in a river but luckily they could be spotted in the smaller channels. At Aquazoo Loebbecke Museum we weren’t able to motivate them to reproduce yet but we are working on it. We are also not sure how many males and females we’ve got here because they are hard to distinguish. We know, there are females because they have got higher backs and are rounder than the males, but we don’t know why they didin’t reproduce yet. We’ve got a richly textured basin which is an ideal environment for them but they are not in the mood. During the breeding season the males would also turn more pinky-orange and would be more easy to distinguish but we are working and are confident that we may get offspring next year. In case, you’ve got more questions, write them down in the comment section below and if you enjoyed watching I’d be happy about you giving a thumb up. In oder to never miss a new video, subscribe to our channel for free.