09. Characoids: tetra relationship (363)

  • Catoprion mento

    17. August 2018

    In autumn last year we were able again to import wimple piranhas (Catoprion mento). We kept some of the fish, which had at the time of importation a length of 2-3 cm in our fishhouse and now we can offer them in an optimal size – 5-6 cm long. In the wild, C. mento is […]

  • Pseudochalceus kyburzi

    10. August 2018

    After many years we finally were able again to import this very beautiful tetra from Colombia once more. This species attains usually a length of about 5 cm, the largest one reported had about 8 cm in length. In respect of the general look and the behaviour Pseudochalceus kyburzi can be best compared with the […]

  • Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi „Smoke“

    27. July 2018

    This is a very interesting and beautiful new sport of tetra. One can only guess that it belongs to the species Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, but there is no other species known in the hobby that fits better. Two characters make this fish very desirable: the extraordinary strong schooling behaviour and the intensive dark coloration of the […]

  • Myloplus schomburgkii “Big Black Stripe”

    23. July 2018

    Obviously many different varieties – or do they even represent different species, who knows? – of the attractive pacu Myloplus (formerly: Myleus) schomburgkii exist. We obtained recently very nice specimens from Colombia, which are characterized by the very broad black band over the body. Our fish are 9-12 cm long and only subadults; Myloplus schomburgkii […]

  • Ctenolucius hujeta

    18. July 2018

    This genus of South America gar characins contains only two species that are distiguished basically by the coloration of adult specimens (this means from about 15 cm length on): C. hujeta and C. beani. Both occur in Colombia; C. beani further occurs in Panama and C. hujeta in Venezuela. C. beani has an adult pattern […]

  • Tetragonopterus argenteus

    11. July 2018

    Currently we can offer wonderful, fully grown Tetragonopterus argenteus from Paraguay. The species attains a length of 8 – 12 cm. Formerly the genus Tetragonopterus was a catch-all genus for small characins from South America. Most of them are placed now in other genera, for example Hemigrammus, Hyphessobrycon, or Moenkhausia. But still the common name […]

  • Myleus cf. torquatus

    20. June 2018

    Shipments containing juveniles of silver dollars or pacus are always surprise packages. The juvenile coloration of many species is simply unknown and juveniles look totally different than the adults. So we can only guess that in our current case the fish from Venezuela may belong to the species Myleus torquatus. The smallest babies, about 1.5-2 […]

  • Hasemania nambiquara

    16. June 2018

    This is a very unusual species of tetra. For sure the placement in the genus Hasemania is only tentatively and needs further investigations, as is explicitly pointed out already by the describers (Bertaco and Malabarba, 2007). It was the combination of lacking adipose fin (very unusual in tetras) and certain features of the dentation that […]

  • Hydrocynus vittatus

    16. June 2018

    The systematics of the wolf tetras from Africa remain unsatisfying. According to the most recent literature there do appear two species in Nigeria, namely Hydrocynus forskahlii and H. vittatus. Both are very similar to each other and at times they were regarded to be mere synonyms. However, currently they are (again) treated as valid species. […]

  • Hyphessobrycon piranga

    11. June 2018

    Currently we can offer exclusively some top-rarities among the tetra family, all German bred. One of them is Hyphessobrycon piranga, which was introduced in the hobby by Peter and Martin Hoffmann in the German magazine Datz (issue 11/2017) under the unusual name of „Hyphessobrycon sp. non-red devil“. Despite the fact that the new tetra has […]