09. Characoids: tetra relationship (384)

  • Salminus brasiliensis (früher: maxillosus)

    Salminus brasiliensis (formerly: maxillosus)

    6. July 2007

    April 2004: At present Aquarium Glaser can offer Salminus brasiliensis (formerly: S. maxillosus) as a further characin rarity. This up to 1 m and over 20 kg growing fish is a migratory species. These migrations take place from October to January, and are correlated with the rise of the water levels as well as the […]

  • Hyphessobrycon agulha

    6. July 2007

    This very attractive Tetra originates from the Rio Madeira, which runs into the Amazon River downstream from Manaus in Brazil. This Characin species will probably not grow much larger then 6 cm. They are friendly and lively schooling fish, very suitable for a community tank. These fish are not difficult in keeping and will tolerate […]

  • Boulengerella sp. aff. lucius

    Boulengerella sp. aff. lucius

    6. July 2007

    Especially at the juvenile stage there seem to exist different colour variants of Boulengerella lucius. And it is doubtful if it really is Boulengerella lucius, which is why also this kind is being offered as B. sp. aff. lucius. This form of pike imported from Peru does not distinguish in the care, so tanks with […]

  • Hyphessobrycon flammeus

    6. July 2007

    The Flame Tetra, Fire Tetra, or Von Rio Tetra is a well established aquarium guest. Its origin is the proximity of Rio de Janeiro in Eastern Brazil, where it occurs in coastal rivers. As swarm fishes they need the society of conspecifics. Since the optical impression of the observer depends on the swarm size, it […]

  • Serrasalmus cf. brandtii

    6. July 2007

    From the Rio Sao Francisco originates this with Serrasalmus brandtii closely related species. They are quite aggressive and as young fish they can be held as a shoal in the species aquarium. Adults with a size of over 30cm length need then naturally very large tanks. At first freshly imported Piranhas accept usually only living […]

  • Leporellus vittatus

    6. July 2007

    The headstander Leporellus vittatus has an enormous area in which it is found, however there it is rather rare. Thus there are data for Venezuela, for the Pantanal in the southwest of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. It does not surprise that some local races and varieties are formed, which deviate in their appearance from each […]

  • Cynopotamus atratoensis

    Cynopotamus atratoensis

    6. July 2007

    Only three of these predatory characins found their way to Aquarium Glaser. This group of characins form the subfamily Cynopotaminae within the family of real American characins (Characidae). The representatives of this subfamily are relatively large fish, which can reach a total length between 15 and 30 cm in adulthood. Cynopotamus have large mouth openings […]

  • Brittanichthys myersi

    6. July 2007

    This interesting, rarely traded characin species origins from the Rio Negro area. B. myersi is a genuine black water fish, which should be kept best at pH values of 4,5 – 6 and a very low water hardness. A filtering over peat can be very helpful, apart from the improvement of the chemical parameters the […]

  • Ammocryptocharax sp. „spotted“

    Ammocryptocharax sp. „spotted“

    6. July 2007

    This scientifically undescribed ground tetra originates from Peru. This is a peaceful species also when housed with delicate fish. This is a medium size tetra fish, which probably does not grow larger then 5 cm. If more then one male of this ground tetra inhabits the tank then they can become somewhat territorial and therefore […]

  • Hyphessobrycon haraldschultzi (= spec. „Araguaia“)

    Hyphessobrycon haraldschultzi (= spec. „Araguaia“)

    6. July 2007

    Red fish always attract interest amongst hobbyists, especially the intensively red coloured ones. Five years ago when we received the first animals of this tetra by the name of “Hyphessobrycon serpae – the real one” (wildcaught from Rio Araguaia), we were immediately enthusiastic, too. At first sight (still inside the transport bag) these tetras looked […]