Pseudochalceus kyburzi

5. February 2021

In our last post on this impressive and beautiful tetra species from Colombia, we wrote “This tetra usually grows to around 5 cm long, with 8 cm given as the maximum size.” ( Since last week we know, this maximum size can actually be reached! Wow, that’s the first thing we thought of these huge animals.

Moreover, one of these XXL males has also developed spring fever and got into courtship mood. These gorgeous colors were not visible before. To be on the safe side, we took pictures directly in the holding tank; unfortunately, it came as feared, in the relatively small and inevitably bright photo tank the animal faded immediately, which is why we show here, in order to be able to present the colors in full intensity, also one of the aesthetically less appealing pictures, as we shoot them for documentation purposes in principle of interesting new arrivals in the fishhouse.

For our customers: the fish have code 283804 on our stocklist. Please note that we supply exclusively to wholesalers.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer