Pseudoxiphophorus anzuetoi

26. January 2015

We can offer for the first time ever a very unusual livebearer: Pseudoxiphophorus anzuetoi. Possibly the specimens we currently have in stock are even the first ones traded ever worldwide. This species has been placed formerly (like all other species of Pseudoxiphophorus) in the genus Heterandria due to anatomical reasons. Funny enough, this led to the fact that one of the largest species of livebearer at all, Pseudoxiphophorus bimaculatus, in which the females can attain a maximum length of more than 15 cm, and one of the smallest, namely Heterandria formosa, were placed in the very same genus. Nowadays most scientist follow the opinion that Pseudoxiphophorus represents a genus on its own.

Pseudoxiphophorus anzuetoi originates from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, where it inhabits rocky rivers. Our specimens are German bred. The ancestors of them were brought in by a private importation. Pseudoxiphophorus anzuetoi stays much smaller than P. bimaculatus and becomes only 6-7 cm long. Pseudoxiphophorus anzuetoi differs from the (at least by name) much better known congeneric by the attractive blue spots on the head.

For our customers: the fish have code 476763 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in limited numbers only!

Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 5-6