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Tetra Id, Yet Another If You Dont Mind :)
August 30, 2011
11:02 am
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Hi all, over the last few months ive been collecting groups of unusual tetras that come in as contaminants amongst wild shipments. Where-ever possible ive been trying to breed these fish and on many occassions have got lucky.

These latest fish were picked up from a exporter of wild fish, they were shipped with cardinal tetras from Columbia so location is going to be Upper Negro, Upper Orinoco area..

My problem is not the keeping or breeding of these fish, its the ID of them.. Despite owning the reference books i still struggle with the ID of these rarely seen tetras. Has anyone seen or kept the species below? ive just had a spawn this morning and it would be good to know what im breeding!

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August 30, 2011
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Hemigrammus guyanensis?

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August 31, 2011
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Once again, Matt to the rescue, Hemigrammus guyanensis looks to be a good match, is it likely to have such a wide distribution? Original fish was named because of being found in Guyana, these were definately imported alongside cardinals from Columbia/Venezuela

August 31, 2011
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Any idea where exactly the cardinals were shipped from Ste?

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August 31, 2011
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QUOTE (Matt @ Aug 31 2011, 08:06 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any idea where exactly the cardinals were shipped from Ste?

Bogota, Columbia, thats the only information available.. Its impossible to track collection locations, they come from a exporter based in Bogota and are collected from a wide area, ive even had cacatuoides from them and they are a Peruvian species!!

August 31, 2011
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from what I have gathered with importing from Colombia, Bogota is just a hub, much like Singapore is for Asian exports. As you say, they could be from anywhere in S America

August 31, 2011
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Also, H. guyanensis does appear to have been recorded from the Orinoco basin so may have a wider distribution than is normally quoted. See here.

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