Blue Tetra, scientifically known as Knodus borki, is a type of fish found only in Peru, specifically around Iquitos.
It lives in freshwater areas like rivers and streams at different depths. This fish thrives in tropical environments. It’s called “blue tetra” along with several other similar species.
Blue tetra was named after Dieter Bork, a German aquarist who contributed greatly to the field of aquariology through breeding, writing, and photography.
He also provided the first specimen of this species for study.
You can check out what this fish looks like over here.
Blue Tetra Interesting Facts
- Exclusive to Peru, blue tetras thrive in tropical freshwater areas.
- Growing up to 2.0 inches (5 centimeters) long, they are also known as Knodus borki.
- German aquarist Dieter Bork named and provided the first specimen of this species.
Blue Tetra Habitat
Blue tetra is a tropical freshwater fish found in Iquitos, Peru, South America.
It swims close to the bottom of the water (benthopelagic) and thrives in warm temperatures.
Blue Tetra Physical Characteristics
Size: 2.0 inches (5 centimeters)
Blue tetra grows up to 2.0 inches (5 centimeters) long.