British Columbia Aquarium Forums banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,164 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Finally got my hands on a pair of albino heckelii's. First time I saw these guys were in Taiwan earlier on this year. Just added a pair to my fluvial studio to accompany my filament barbs and clown loaches. Back to basis!

Taiwan albino hecklii's 5-6 inch



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
724 Posts
Nice looking specimens!
 

·
ORIGINAL FORUM GANGSTER
Joined
·
2,253 Posts
As stated on another post isn't that a threadfin acara?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
517 Posts
Acaricthys heckeli is the scientific name, these are albino, which is cool because this means they are being commercially bred, the wild ones are notoriously difficult to get to spawn. threadfin acara, threadfin geo, etc. are just common names, call them whatever you want.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
724 Posts
These are albino Acaricthys heckeli which is the threadfin Acara. They are is a totally different species to the threadfin Geophagus (Geophagus heckeli). Lookup the images and description online - they are quite different. I prefer the look of the Acara's.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top