These beautiful tetras were called Copella nattereri in literature for many years until a scientific study found that C. nattereri is in fact the species previously known as C. nigrofasciata and that the “C. nattereri” from the Orinoco and Rio Negro belong to a scientifically unnamed species called Copella meinkeni. We regularly offer this attractive species (further information here: https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/copella_meinkeni_en/).
For our customers: the animals have code 219803 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer