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Crazy beautiful new tetra species

By Leonard Ho - Posted Sep 30, 2016 09:00 AM
Hyphessobrycon margitae is a newest described tetra species, and it is one of the most dazzling ever. H.margitae has an intensely bright blue body with radiant red fringes on all its fins. It's as if a sapphire and ruby had a love child.
Crazy beautiful new tetra species

Hyphessobrycon margitae. Photo by D.Bork.

Hyphessobrycon margitae is found from the río Nanay drainage in Peru.  Like many newly described fish species, this tetra has already made its way into the aquarium trade, sometimes referred to simply as the aptly named Red-Blue Peru Tetra.

The new species is now formally described in the latest publication of Vertebrate Zoology (German).

Photo by D.Bork
Photo by D.Bork

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.


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