Weitzman & Kanazawa, 1977
The actual fish is called " - cf. aphanes" because it differs in colors and black markings from "the original".
"Picaflor", "Picaflor red" and "Colibri red" = local names
Distribution and habitat
Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru
I collected this fish in the Rio Shishita-drainage in the Peruvian Amazon, in October 2008.
The water: pH: 5,32, Conductivity: 21 µS/cm, T:24,0 °C
(after heavy rain, at the end of the dry season)
PH : 5 - 6
ppm : As low as possible
I collected this fish in 2008, and I brought 6 specimens back home.
The males are quite aggressive, and the two males were, in a few weeks, reduced to one.
I keep them in a tank with loads of Java Moss (Taxiphyllum barbieri) and a few Nannostomus marginatus.
They must have spawned (I don't know when or how), as I have seen a few smaller fish (fry).
The group has anyway increased from 2 fishes to at least 9.