Heterocharax virgulatus

7. November 2013


For the first time ever we managed to import this breathtaking species of tetra from Venezuela. The about 4 cm long fish always swim in closely aggregated schools. They settled in our fishhouse without problems, but for the photographer these fish are a real challenge. The brilliant glittering colours – blue, green, violet – vanished completely under the flashlight or the fish looked silvery all over the body. Only after a lot of trials we managed to find a position for the flash that allowed to illustrate this fish as beautiful as it looks to the eye of the observer.

For our customers: the animals have code 258373 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

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Herkunft Venezuela