Boulengerella maculata

9. August 2023

The elegant predatory tetras of the genus Boulengerella are divided into 5 species: B. cuvieri, B. lateristriga, B. lucius, B. maculata and B. xyrekes. They are widely distributed in the major river systems of Amazon and Orinoco. Distinguishing the species is not easy, especially with juveniles. 

We just received from Peru pretty 10-12 cm long juveniles of B. maculata. This species is very widespread (Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela). The mottling is much coarser in juveniles than in adult specimens (see B. maculata reaches a total length of about 30 -35 cm and should be kept in groups, thus needs sufficiently large aquariums.

For our customers: the animals have code 210703 on our stocklist. Please note that we supply exclusively to wholesalers.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer