09. Characoids: tetra relationship (362)

  • Synaptolaemus latofasciatus

    17. May 2019

    Finally we managed to import again some specimens of this unusual “striped sock” from Venezuela. The species – there is just the one in the genus Synaptolaemus – was long known under the name S. cingulatus, until Britzki et al. discovered that the species described as Leporinus latofasciatus by Steindachner in 1910 was identical with […]

  • Pseudanos winterbottomi

    8. May 2019

    In the past years we received this rare headstander, scientifically described only in 2005, which is known from the Orinoco in Venezuela and the Tapajós in Brazil, only very occasionally as a by-catch from Venezuela. Mostly the animals were found among Anostomus ternetzi or Pseudanos trimaculatus. Now we could finally import some specimens of this […]

  • Tyttocharax cochui

    26. April 2019

    Finally we were able to import once more one of the most charming dwarf tetras at all: Tyttocharax cochui. These very lively and absolutely peaceful blue flashes become only 1.5-2 cm long. The story how T. cochui was discovered is quite interesting.They were imported for the first time in April 1949 to Germany – as […]

  • Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus “Orinoco”

    26. April 2019

    From Colombia we received an import of the striped wolf tetra, Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus. The systematics of these almost over the entire South America spread fish is poorly understood. Only the one species, H. unitaeniatus, is recognized commonly, but there are a lot of synonyms, among them the (without justification) occasionally recognized species H. cinereus (Trinidad […]

  • Copella nattereri

    12. April 2019

    It took until the year 2006 that the tetra specialists Axel Zarske and Jaques Géry found out that the species described as Copella nattereri was practically not present in the hobby and that the red spotted Copella, which was named C. nattereri until then, was not known to science yet! So Zarske and Géry described […]

  • A new little tetra from Peru

    15. March 2019

    We admit it: when we unpacked the animals, we were just disappointed. Colourless tetras, obviously young, with a black longitudinal line. Quite great. Because of the round head form they reminded of the genus Bryconamericus, a very species-rich and difficult to overview genus, and because we had to book them somehow into the system, from […]

  • Hyphessobrycon “ornatus White Fin”

    1. March 2019

    Among he longest-serving rosy tetras in the hobby is Hyphessobrycon ornatus, even if the species has a true odyssey concerning the naming behind it and is called Hyphessobrycon rosaceus according to the latest state of affairs; before it was equated with H. bentosi. The first specimens arrived already in 1933 from Guyana. Breeding was not […]

  • Moenkhausia copei

    8. February 2019

    From Venezuela we received a very nice color variation of Moenkhausia copei. The fish now look a bit like a stretched version of Moenkhausia collettii, where the shoulder spot so typical for M. collettii is missing and where the orange tail fin of M. collettii is red.  We were able to import Moenkhausia copei for […]

  • Hoplias malabaricus German bred

    23. January 2019

    For the first time we can offer this predatory tetra as German bred ones! Hoplias malabaricus is one of the most widespread species of tetra in South America; it is therefore suspected that it is more likely to be a number of externally very similar, so-called cryptic species. The offspring was bred with a pair […]

  • Serrasalmus manueli

    11. January 2019

    This piranha, described from Venezuela, is easily recognizable by its characteristic pattern in connection with the head profile, but still causes great confusion, as the fish in the trade come from completely different areas and are still indistinguishable.  S. manueli was described as Pygocentrus manueli from the Río Paraguaza, middle Orinoco, Venezuela. The first description […]