should think that the determination of a species belonging to a genus
that contains only three species is pretty simple. The genus Axelrodia
contains only three species, but it is quite difficult to distinguish
two of them, namely A. stigmatias and A. riesei. Most probably the genus
contains more, still undescribed species. We recently received
beautiful ruby tetras from Colombia. In respect of body proportions and
the caudal pattern they correspond very well with Axelrodia stigmatias,
in respect of the ruby red colours they are closer to A. riesei.
have stocked the charming, only up to 2 cm long tetra under the name of
A. stigmatias. These tiny fish are ideal inhabitants of so called nano
tanks. The fish are hardly shy and prefer not to swim too much.
For our customers: the animals have code 209921 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer