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Ammocryptocharax elegans

15. July 2022

There is probably no other freshwater fish that can show such a poisonous green as body coloration as the about 4-5 cm long ground tetra Ammocryptocharax elegans, which we were able to import in small numbers from the Orinoco darinage (Colombia/Venezuela).

However, the animals have an extreme color change ability and if they sense danger, they are camouflaged brown in a flash. You should keep the animals in planted aquariums, because only if they can sit on plants, they stay permanently green – this has been found out in field studies.

For our customers: the fish have code 203753 on our stock list. Please note that we only supply to wholesalers.

Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer

Ammocryptocharax elegans

28. July 2017

There is probably no other species of freshwater fish that has such a bilious green coloration as it is shown by the 4-5 cm long ground characin Ammocryptocharax elegans. We were able to import a few specimens from Brazil. However, one should know that these fish can change their coloration very fast and in case the fish are concerned they can become camouflage brown in a glimpse. One should keep these fish in planted aquaria, for field studies showed that they have their green colours only when they can sit on submerged plants.

For our customers: the fish have code 203752 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer