Two beautiful Pyrrhulinas from Peru

21. August 2012

We received the very rare Pyrrhulina vittata and the similar, also very beautiful Pyrrhulina spilota from Peru. Both species do not only look very nice, but also have a fascinating behavior, for the males take care for the eggs and brood!

Pyrrhulina vittata becomes only 3.5 to 4 cm long and is one of the smallest members of the genus, P. spilota becomes around 7 cm long.

For our customers: P. spilota has code 286784, P. vittata code 286733 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer