After many years we were able to import the pretty and interesting tetra Cyphocharax multilineatus from Colombia again. It belongs to the Curimata-relationship. At the first glimps it reminds one strongly to the well known headstander (Chilodus punctatus), but it can be easily recognized by the black stripe through the eye. Moreover, Cyphocharax swims in a “normal” horizontal way.
Cyphocharax feeds on Aufwuchs and searches the whole day through on stones, roots, and plants for algae and the small animals inside them. Against conspecifics C. multilineatus are very peaceful. Maximum length reported for the species is about 10 cm.
For our customers: the fish has code 251353 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Cyphocharax: from ancient Greek, means “Charax with a hump”; Charax is another genus of tetra. multilineatus: Latin, means “with many stripes”. Chilodus: ancient Greek, means “with teeth on the lips”. punctatus: Latin, means “spotted”.
Suggestion of a common name: Golden Mascara Tetra
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
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|Herkunft||Kolumbien / Colombia|
|Verfügbare Größe in cm||6-8|