Moenkhausia costae

The Moenkhausia costae lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Moenkhausia costae is really appealing. The diagonal black stripe serves as a signal in the swarm. I wonder why this species does not belong to the common aquarium fishes. So far, I haven’t encountered this species in the ornamental fish trade. More

Common names

Lambari in Portuguese (Português)
Piaba in Portuguese (Português)

Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Moenkhausia
Species : Moenkhausia costae
Authority : Steindachner, 1907