Hyphessobrycon sp. Red-Blue Peru Tetra

8. April 2013

Hyphessobrycon sp. Red-Blue Peru Tetra Hyphessobrycon sp. Red-Blue Peru Tetra Hyphessobrycon sp. Red-Blue Peru Tetra

This tetra, which attains a maximum length of about 4-5 cm, is without any doubts one of the most attractive members of the tetra family. Obviously the species has not been described scientifically yet. It originates from Peru, but no details regarding the origin are currently available. Only the future can show, if this fish belongs to the genus Hyphessobrycon; regarding the behaviour it also shows a lot of similarities to the Purple emperor tetra (Inpaichthys kerri). Sometimes the “Red-Blue Peru Tetra” is also confused with Hyphessobrycon nigricinctus, the Peruvian emperor tetra, which has, however, a much narrower lateral band.

The Red-Blue Peru-Tetra is a peaceful animal that can be kept in any community tank with other peaceful fish. Our specimens – currently we can offer fully grown ones – are German red.

For our customers: the fish have code 262164 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Hyphessobrycon: ancient Greek, means “small Brycon”; Brycon is another genus of tetra. Inpaichthys: dedication name for the InstitutoNacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (INPA); ichthys is ancient Greek and means “fish”. kerri: dedication name for W. E. Kerr, at the time director of INPA. nigricintus: Latin, means “with a black band”.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 4-5