Among the most popular fishes from Paraguay is the Violet Red Bruno. Finally the species has attained a scientific name: Hypostomus basilisko
. The distribution of the fish is the Rio Paraguay, both in Brazil and Paraguay. Here it occurs along with two quite similar species of the Cochliodon-group of Hypostomus, namely Hypostomus cochliodon
and Hypostomus khimaera
. However, these two species can be easily told apart from H. basilisko, because they have always black spots on the body and the fins, which are always lacking in the Violet Red Bruno.
Currently we have Violet Red Brunos in different sizes in stock.
For our customers: the fish have code 275101 (4-6 cm), 275103 (7-10 cm), and 275105 (11-15 cm) on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
: means "with a mouth turned downwards". Basilisko: after a mythical creature, the Basilisk, which is often, depicted wearing a crown. The three conspicuous ridges on the head of the fish reminded the authors on a crown. Cochliodon: means "with mussel-shaped teeth". Khimaera: after the mythical creature Cimaira. The body of a Cimaira is composed of different species. The name was chosen because the species has the teeth shape of a "normal" Hypostomus and the body of a member of the Cochliodon-group.