Pyrrhulina cf. brevis Red Spots

13. October 2014

We received charming Pyrrhulina tetras from Peru, which most probably belong to the species P. brevis. Even on the day of their arrival the fish showed a lot of red colours. But when the males came in breeding mood in the photo-tank and started to quarrel they became even more colorful. At a glimpse on the scales developed deep red spots, which were hardly visible before. Females don´t get these spots at all.

Despite that fact that the males are quarreling quite a lot these quarrels are harmless and don´t even lead to fin damage. Currently our fish are about 3 cm long.

For our customers: the fish have code 286752 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Pyrrhulina means: Little bullfinch. brevis: Latin, means “short”.

Suggestion of a common name: Red Spotted Pyrrhulina

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Peru
Verfügbare Größe in cm 3-4