March 21, 2012 by staff
Garra Rufa Authentic Wild Breed
1. Garra Rufa has a distinct black dot on gill area.
2. Garra Rufa has a black mark on the tail.
3. Garra Rufa’s pigmentation is smooth.
Garra Rufa is a species of freshwater fish which breeds in the river basins of the Northern and Central Middle Eastern countries mainly in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran & Pakistan.
It is also called the Doctor Fish because of the role it plays in healing people affected with skin problems such as psoriasis for the past 400 years.
Garra Rufa also goes by the names of Nibble Fish, Kangal Fish and Doctor Fish.
In non-medical terms, the fish is also called the Reddish Log Sucker.
FACTS about Garra Rufa…
Originated from the Middle East where they are found in rivers & springs with thermal temperatures of 38-42°C.
They are a medically researched species of fish in Turkey (Protected Species) for their healing properties.
Release enzymatic secretions (Dithranol) which is a component of dermatological creams effective for skin to regenerate faster.
Nibble away dead skin cells by sucking on the skin which is similar to exfoliation but in a natural way.
Have an average life-span of 6-7 years.
They are able to grow up to a maximum of 7cm.
The only species from the Garra family of fishes which continues nibbling even when they are full from consuming dead skin cells.
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