Bleeding heart

6. July 2007

Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus

Rotrücken-Kirschflecksalmler, Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus This beautiful tetra of the group of the bleeding hearts (three scientificly known kinds until now) is the last one, which was discovered. It was only described in 1993 and is the smallest of the group. The males have a long stretched back fin and a very beautiful and remarkable red back part, which also the females have, only less strongly developed. Until today there were no reports about a successful breeding. But wildcaught fish, which come from Rio Erere (according to our knowledge), a tributary of Rio Negro (Brazil) are getting offered regularly on the market for over 10 years now. However, the remarkable colouring only shows to advantage when being kept in soft, slightly sour water and indirect illumination. Inside the dealers tank you can mostly only suspect the beauty of these animals, unfortunately. (Photo & Text von P. & M. Hoffmann)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien, Rio Negro