The Phenix tetra has been described: Hemigrammus filamentosus

11. July 2011

We introduced this beautiful new tetra to you in May this year under the provisional name of Hyphessobrycon cf. stegemanni.

Now the species has been described scientifically under the name of Hemigrammus filamentosus.

The original description can be downloaded here:

Read more about the fish on our homepage here:

Lexicon: Hemigrammus: ancient Greek, means “with half line”, referring to the incomplete lateral line, which is genus-specific. filamentosus: Latin, means “with threads”.

Text & photo: Frank Schäfer