Tetra

Thayeria obliqua

In contrast to its close relative Thayeria boehlkei, Thayeria obliqua is only rarely found in trade. The third species of the genus Thayeria ifati is even rarer. I have not seen it myself yet, which might be due to its endemism in the rivers of Maroni and Approuague in French Guyana, from where no exports can be realized. The fourth, recently described species Thayeria tapajonica MOREIRA & LIMA, 2017 originating from Rio Tapajós in Brazil is not in trade either. Continue reading

Big, rare and predatory: Piranhas at Wharf Aquatics

In September `19 the Preston Aquarist Society invited me over for their yearly Convention, an event I was really looking forward to and which I had attended in 2017 for the first time. Continue reading

Tetra-Symposium 2018 – Registration is now open

Registration for the 2. IG-BSSW Tetra-Symposium (16.11. – 18.11.2018) is now open!

Like last year, booking (rooms and conference package) is managed by the hotel. During booking, please implicitly mention the heading „Salmler-Symposium“. Participants without overnight stays please directly register by sending us an email to salmlersymposium@ig-bssw.org. For more information please visit the Tetra-Symposium website.

Like last year several well-known speakers confirmed giving talks, the program will be published soon. We will keep you informed and hope to see you in November!

– The Tetra-Symposium organizing team

Tetra-Symposium 2017 is over

This weekend about 30 tetra enthusiasts were meeting in Ahrbergen, Germany for the first Tetra-Symposium of the IG BSSW. There was a lot of talk shop, new contacts were established, fishes were exchanged and on both evenings we talked late into the night over a beer, even with some spontaneous presentations. Thanks to all participants and especially to the speakers that have made the convention a full success! Overall, the feedback was very positive. Most of the participants agreed to meet again next year already and we will try to make that possible. The date will be posted as soon as we scheduled it. An in-depth report will be published in the BSSW-Report soon, stay tuned!

– the organizing team „Tetra-Symposium“