We obtained this charming ground tetra from Brazil. Melanocharacidium dispilomma has a very wide distrubution in northern South America. There are scientific reports from Bolivia, Brazil, the Guyana countries, Venezuela, and Colombia. There is a strange contrast between this very wide distribution and the fact that M. dispilomma has been described scientifically only in 1993. In the ornamental fish trade M. dispilomma is also a top rarity.
Basically speaking all species of ground tetra are very nice aquarium fish. The have a very interesting behaviour. In M. dispilomma the ability to change the coloration drastically is also fascinating. Against tankmates and plants M. dispilomma is completely ignorant, and they can (and should) be also kept along with conspecifics. Maximum size reported is about 5 cm. Males can be easily recognized by the prolonged pectoral and ventral fin rays.
For our customers: the fish have code 267552 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.