09. Characoids: tetra relationship (380)

  • A fantastic lemon tetra

    3. June 2009

    The lemon tetra, Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis, belongs to the most important ornamental fishes and can be found in almost any pet shop. Like in so many other very common species no one gives a thought on them. But even the lemon tetra keeps a lot of secrets….. The origin of the lemon tetra was not known […]

  • Hydrolycus scomberoides

    29. April 2009

    The Dogtooth characins (Hydrolycus) are small genus of tetras (four species) that have a wide distribution in tropical South America. They have in common very long saber-like teeth in the lower jaw. In the upper jaw cave-like notches are present, as otherwise the fish would not be able to close the mouth. These saber-teeth are […]

  • Nannostomus anduzei

    28. April 2009

    For the first time ever we were able to import this tiny fish in larger numbers. Until now the fish was available only by accidental by-catches. Please read more about this new jewel for nano tanks: Within the family Lebiasinidae, sixteen scientifically accepted species of the genus Nannostomus are known. Still, in aquatic specialist shops […]

  • Markiana nigripinnis

    24. April 2009

    We were able to import one of the most unusual tetras again: Markiana nigripinnis. Our specimens originate from Argentina. The species inhabits the river basins of the Paraná, Paraguay and the Marmoré (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay). Due to the southern subtropical region where the fish occurs it is not necessary to install a heater in […]

  • Pygocentrus piraya

    8. April 2009

    The „real“ piranha, Pygocentrus piraya, is restricted to the river system of the Sao Francisco in southern Brazil. It is a up to 30 cm long species, which is characterized by its deep red breast and the mighty jaws when it is fully grown.However, even juveniles display a very attractive coloration. Most piranha species belong […]

  • Available again: Pterobrycon myrnae, the Semaphore tetra

    6. April 2009

    New stock arrived for first calendar week 2010 And the good news is: the are considerably more favourable than last year! It was only twice, 1998 and 2008, that we received the Semaphore Tetra by Thomas Schulz. This fish is restricted to fast running brooks in Costa Rica. It is a spectacular tetra and luckily […]

  • Curimatopsis macrolepis

    10. March 2009

    The genus Curimatopsis currently includes 5 described species. The most common species is C. macrolepis which also has the widest distribution. Nevertheless this small and highly attractive species has hardly ever been imported. C. macrolepis reaches a maximum length of around 6 cm, but is sexually differentiated with a length of 4 cm already. The […]

  • Hyphessobrycon amapaensis

    4. March 2009

    One of the most beautiful tetras of South America is availble now in brillantly colored wild collected specimens. The Amapa tetra is an uncomparable eye-catcher for any well suited community tank for South American fishes. As usual, among these wild collected fishes were also specimens of other species, so-called by-catches. This gives us a good […]

  • Pyrrhulina laeta

    16. February 2009

    It is quite long ago that we were able to import this wonderful tetra. But now we can offer it again! Including the caudal fin the males can reach 12 cm in length. Males are generally larger than the females. A characteristical pattern for the species is the black line that extends to the level […]

  • Chilodus gracilis

    9. February 2009

      There are four species of the small headstanders of the genus Chilodus. Only two of them appear in the hobby. According to reports the Spotted Headstander (Chilodus punctatus) is the most common species in the hobby. But, in fact, it is not. The species found most is Chilodus gracilis which can be distinguished from […]