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Melanorivulus britzkei is a new Brazilian killifish

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jun 06, 2017 09:00 AM
Killifish can be some of the most vibrant tropical freshwater fish in the world. A new killifish discovered in South America packs a whole lot of color into its tiny one-inch frame.
Melanorivulus britzkei is a new Brazilian killifish

Melanorivulus britzkei sp nov.

Melanorivulus britzkei is distinguished from other congenors with its metallic yellow "lightning" patch found on its head as well as its white pelvic fin.

Odds are, M. britzkei is easy to breed in captivity, although like many killifish, they are likely short-lived.  Melanorivulus are also known to be jumpers, so this new killifish may be a flight risk.

The new killifish is described in the latest issue of Aqua.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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