We could import a quite unusual tetra for the first time in some specimens from Colombia: Argonectes longiceps. Although the species is inconspicuously colored, it looks quite attractive with its black and white tail fin pattern. They are peaceful animals which, in contrast to the closely related Hemiodus species, have a normal, i.e. horizontal swimming posture, while Hemiodus typically swim with their heads upwards. With their small mouths Argonectes pick up food particles from the ground, the feeding with frost and dry food does not cause any problems. The maximum length given in the scientific literature is approx. 25 cm standard length (without caudal fin).
For our customers: the animals have code 208094 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers. Only available in small quantities!
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer