09. Characoids: tetra relationship (380)

  • Nematobrycon lacortei

    6. July 2007

    The Rainbow Tetra is one of the most attractive characins of South America. They origin from western Colombia, where they are caught in the tributaries of the Rio San Juan. They belong to the same genus as the usually better known Emperor Tetra Nematobrycon palmeri. Rainbow Tetras can not be characterized as true schooling fishes, […]

  • Hoplias macrophthalmus

    6. July 2007

    With Hoplias macrophthalmus we could import from Colombia one of the biggest predatory fishes of the Amazon river system. Contrary to the regular imported Hoplias malabaricus these arrive only extreme rarely in the trade. As an adult with a weight of over 40 kg and a length of more than 120cm they belong to the […]

  • Hyphessobrycon sp. Blau-Roter Perusalmler

    Hyphessobrycon sp. Blue Red Peru

    6. July 2007

    Once again we could discover a new and very beautiful tetra at AQUARIUM GLASER several months ago. It should be another undefined tetra species (from Peru), probably a type of Hyphessobrycon. The fish were almost full-grown and the sexes rather sure to distinguish. We bought three pairs, which got used to our aquarium conditions without […]

  • Distichodus sexfasciatus

    6. July 2007

    From the Congo River basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) originates Distichodus sexfasciatus. This in the aquarium to approximately 30 cm growing characin is a pronounced herbivore. This has to be regarded for the basin setup, since most smooth leaved plants are regarded as food. Some hardy plants as Anubias- or […]

  • Hoplias malabaricus

    6. July 2007

    “Here's lookin' at you, kid,” – but be careful. Otherwise it could happen that it will be the very last what a tank mate will be looking at. Under these beautiful green eyes are not less impressive teeth that makes the wolf fish Hoplias malabaricus a feared hunter. The owners of these from Costa Rica […]

  • Hyphessobrycon sp. Red Fin Peru

    Hyphessobrycon sp. Red Fin Peru

    6. July 2007

    This fish is an extreme attractive tetra of the species Hyphessobrycon. There is no exact scientific definition of this kind yet, which grows up to 50mm minimum. Its body colouring looks a bit like a crossbreeding of three-banded-tetra (Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus) and the black neon tetra (Hyphesobrycon herbertaxelrodi). This tetra has also got the red upper […]

  • 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 cuvieri

    Boulengerella cuvieri

    1. July 2007

    From Venezuela we could import Boulengerella cuvieri, a in the entire Amazon area spread species. In its habitat this up to 1 m long and 6 kg growing characin inhabits different water types. There it can be found mostly in fast flowing waters, where it lurks behind obstacles such as rocks and trunks on booty. […]