by Chuck Nishihira
I remember visiting Japanese aquarium stores well over a decade ago and being floored when I saw Bucephaladras for the first time. The diversity of what was available then in no way compares to the present. I remember sitting down and sharing a MacDonald’s “Filet O shrimp” (this is japan remember) and looking at photos of Bucephalandras in their natural Bornean habitat. Completely covering the rocks emerging from a little stream is where they look best. Their growth is much faster submerged and their maintenance much less.