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Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis AHL, 1937

Lemon Tetra

March 13th, 2012 — 1:20pm

This species is a popular aquarium fish and is bred on a commercial basis in several countries, with a selectively-bred albino form also available.

Wild specimens are rarely collected due to the low price of the farmed fish, but the origin of the commercial strain is questionable. The species was considered endemic to the rio Tapaj√≥s basin, but in the early 1990s fish appearing identical to the aquarium form were photographed in the…

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