Anostomus anostomus

19. February 2018

The Striped Headstander is one of the most beautiful species of tetra from South America. It really looks like the big brother of the Threestripe pencilfish, Nannostomus trifasciatus. Anostomus anostomus attains a maximum length of about 15-18 cm. Sadly there are hardly ever exportations of ornamental fish from Guyana currently, so the beauty became rare in the hobby. But now we were able once again to import a good number of young adults, about 9-12 cm long. One of the most famous aquarium books in German, the Aquarien Atlas, says: who never kept this fish not an aquarist at all! There´s nothing left to say …

For our customers: the fish has code 205506 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer