Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae (Red-eye tetra)

Taxonomy: Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae or the Red-eye tetra belongs to the Characidae family and Characiformes order. The species may also be known as Tetragonopterus sanctaefilomenae. Other common names of the species are Lamp-eye tetra and yellow-banded Moenkhausia. The Moencausia genus consists of about 50 species or more that have many similarities with some of them difficult…

Hyphessobrycon eques (serpae tetra)

Taxonomy: Hyphessobrycon eques or the Serpae tetra belongs to the Characidae family and Characiformes order. The species may also be known as Hyphessobrycon serpae and Hyphessobrycon callistus. Other common names of the species are the jewel, red minor, Blood, and Callistus tetra. Distribution-Habitat: The species is native to South America (Amazon drainage and Rio Paraguay…

Hemigrammus erythrozonus (Glow-light tetra)

Taxonomy: Hemigrammus erythrozonus which is also known as the Glow-light tetra belongs to the Characidae family and Characiformes order. The species may also be known as Hyphessobrycon gracilis. Distribution-Habitat: The species is native to South America (Guiana). The Glow-light tetra occurs in flooded forests and tributaries of the Essequibo river. The water conditions are low…

Paracheirodon innesi (neon tetra)

Taxonomy: Paracheirodon innesi which is also known as the Neon tetra belongs to the Characidae family and Characiformes order. The species may also be known as Hyphessobrycon innesi. Distribution-Habitat: The species is native to South America ( upper basin of Peru, Brazil, and Colombia). The Neon tetra occurs in clear water streams and tributaries as…