Among he longest-serving rosy tetras in the hobby is Hyphessobrycon ornatus, even if the species has a true odyssey concerning the naming behind it and is called Hyphessobrycon rosaceus according to the latest state of affairs; before it was equated with H. bentosi. The first specimens arrived already in 1933 from Guyana. Breeding was not easy because not every male fertilized. With the beautiful breeding form “White Fin” the otherwise black parts in the fin coloring are replaced by white. The original breeder, the ornamental fish breeder Günnel, won the first prize for new breeding forms with these animals at the Aquarama in Singapore in 1997.
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Text & photos: Frank Schäfer