Macropodus erythropterus

19. March 2014

Macropodus erythropterus Macropodus erythropterus

Not much has been heard in the past few years about this beautiful paradise fish from Vietnam. This might be connected with the dispute about the validity of the species which has been considered to be a mere synonym of M. spechti (formerly: M. concolor) by some scientists. We recently obtained bred specimens that clearly show why M. erythropterus has been named the “Red-back Paradise” and without any doubts represents a species on its own: the back of animals in neutral mood is brown-red and in aroused specimens bright rusty-red.

For our customers: the animals have code 426063 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Macropodus: means “the large-finned one”. erythropterus: means “with red fins”, reffering to the red spots or bars in the dorsal and caudal fins.

Common name: Red-back Paradise

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 6-8