For the first time we could import this magnificent Heros from Venezuela in 2016. The animals should originate from a Rio Curare, therefore the name; however, no Rio Curare is known to us. We suspect the Rio Ventuari as origin.
The fish are extremely colorful, otherwise everything speaks for the fact that it concerns the “genuine” Heros severus. Practically all Heros mentioned so far under this name in the hobby belong in reality to other species.
Pictures of the adult animals can be found here: https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/heros_sp_curare_en/
Just now we can offer offsprings of this extraordinarily pretty Heros, which are only 10-12 cm long, but already very attractive.
For our customers: the animals have code 682978 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesale.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer