Heros cf. efasciatus Japaueri

29. September 2014

We received from Brazil beautiful wild collected Heros. According to our supplier the fish have been collected in the Rio Negro in the municipal Japaueri. The most obvious difference to other varieties of Heros are the red spots all over the body.

Besides this the new imported Heros obviously become sexually ripe quite early. Our largest specimens are about 10 cm long and fully sexually differentiated. Heros efasciatus has been reported to become more than twice as long as that! However, one has to expect that the red spotted “Japaueri” also will grow much larger under aquarium conditions.

For our customers: the animls have code 682913 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Heros: means “hero”. efasciatus: means “without stripes”.

Suggestion of a common name: Red spotted Heros

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien / Brazil
Verfügbare Größe in cm 6 - 10