The diamond tetra (Moenkhausia pittieri) has been in the hobby since 1933. The species lives endemically in Lake Valencia in Venezuela, so it only occurs there (including some inflows and outflows). Usually it is only in the trade as offspring, very rarely a few wild catches come in.
At first sight the diamond tetra may seem a bit inconspicuous, but the glittering and sparkling fish in the right light are really a show and fully deserve the name diamond tetra. Add to that the lushly developed, flowing fins…
The pictures were taken from the fantastic wild catches that we are currently maintaining in our show room.
For our customers: the animals have code 269102 (offspring, medium) on our stock list. Please note that we supply only wholesale.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer