This pretty tetra is a double of the very similarly colored species Moenkhausia agnesae. It remains however with 5,5 cm length smaller than M. agnesae, which becomes nearly 7 cm long. In addition, H. hexastichos, which occurs exclusively in the upper catchment area of the Rio Tapajós in Brazil, is not as quarrelsome as M. agnesae.
We have now received again a small number of German offspring of this beautiful rarity.
For our customers: the animals have code 261153 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer