Rachoviscus crassiceps

29. August 2011

Finally we are able to offer once more this beautiful, but sadly only very occasionally available tetra. However, even now we have only a limited number of them.

Although the fish is really beautiful – one of the most attractive features is the deep red adipose fin – this is not the main excitement for the keeper of Rachoviscus crassiceps. Each aquarist should have had at least once in a lifetime the opportunity to observe the fantastic dance the male performs during displaying, may it be while having a harmless fight with another male or during courtship.

In nature, R. crassiceps inhabits brooks with soft and acidic water in the south of Brazil. This means that they are subtropical fish that need no additional heater in indoor aquaria with the exception of breeding season. The regular water temperature can lie between 16 and 24°C. The very peaceful tetras feed on any usual type of fish food.

For our customers: the animal has code 286902 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Rachoviscus: dedication name for Arthur Rachow. crassiceps: composed from a Latin and an ancient Greek word, means “with thick head”.

Suggestion of a common name: Cherryfin tetra

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 3-4