09. Characoids: tetra relationship (373)

  • Sartor respectus

    Sartor respectus

    6. July 2007

    This representative of the head standing characins originates from the upper Rio Xingu in Brazil. These peaceful fish can often be found in small groups. Vegetarian food should not be omitted in its menu if we want this fish to thrive and grow well. Research on the stomach contents in nature, showed that these fish […]

  • Hyphessobrycon sweglesi

    Red Phantom tetra, Hyphessobrycon sweglesi

    6. July 2007

    Until a few years ago Red Phantom tetra, Hyphessobrycon sweglesi was easy to identify, even though under the name of Megalamphodus sweglesi. Lately “Red Phantom Tetras” appear more often, which are very similar to it, but also show other characteristics. It stays (temporarily) unclear, if they are own species, subspecies or “local forms”. Interested hobbyists, […]

  • Serrasalmus cf. marginatus

    6. July 2007

    From south Brazil we could import a further Serrasalmus species. Probably it is Serrasalmus marginatus, a final species diagnosis is not yet present. Their max. size lies clearly below 30cm. There are some reports existing about a successful maintenace in groups, but socialisation is always a little bit risky for such hazardous fishes and their […]

  • Hasemania sp. „Red“

    Hasemania sp. „Red“

    6. July 2007

    This small characin is a very attractive fish and a fast swimmer as well. It could be determined as a representative of the Hasemania genus, because it misses the characteristic adipose fin, which is one of the features that determine characins. Up to now we used to have only one species belonging to this genus, […]

  • Hyphessobrycon takasei

    Hyphessobrycon takasei

    6. July 2007

    ++ Wild collected Hyphessobrycon takasei currently (December 2010) arrived ++ After seeing and purchasing this beautiful tetra from the under Amazonas basin (Amapá area) at AQUARIUM GLASER for the first time, we were not sure in the beginning, if it is definitely Hy. takasei, because its shoulder spot seemed a little to small to us. […]

  • Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus

    6. July 2007

    The Yellow Tetra originates like its close related Von Rio Tetra from coastal rivers in southeast Brazil. With its pretty yellow basic colour it forms a beautiful contrast to it and other reddish characin species. As a schooling fish the Yellow Tetra should be kept only in larger swarms. Particularly in not too brightly lit […]

  • Erythrinus erythrinus

    6. July 2007

    June 2007: Last week we imported from Peru a small amount of probably the most beautiful of all wolf characins. A big advantage of Erythrinus erythrinus is it’s size, that stays with about 25 cm in a tolerable area. It doesn’t have excessive claims with water-chemistry. In it’s homeland, it lives next to small streams […]

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    Hemibrycon spec. „Paraguay“

    6. July 2007

    In the last years some quite difficult to classify new species of characins arrived from Paraguay. Usually they belong to the genera Creagrutus, Hemibrycon and Piabarchus. As a common characteristic a high swimming activity can be called for all species of this relationship. They need thus tanks, with a large free swimming area. Thus long […]

  • Hyphessobrycon cf. loweae

    Hyphessobrycon cf. loweae

    6. July 2007

    It was illustrated on the homepage of Canadian fish exporter “Below Water” and designated as “Kitty” Tetra (“a new Hemigrammus-species, caught in Mato Grosso in November 2000). It is presented as Hyphessobrycon loweae in the February/March-issue of “Aquaristik Fachmagazin & Aquarium heute”. According to Dr. Géry there are “good correspondences” with Hyphessobrycon loweae (Costa & […]

  • Cheirodon spec. „Gold Neon“

    6. July 2007

    At present we can offer some Cardinals of the variety „Gold Neon“. This is one of some more in the wild rarely existing colour forms of Cheirodon axelrodi. Actually it is not clear whether this colour forms are distinct species or varieties of the cardinal. At the “Gold Neon” the blue colour strip is replaced […]