Video: Cyanogaster cf. noctivaga, Rio Nanay, Peru

11 Mar, 2021

These tiny little characins with iridescent blue bellies recently made their way to the US from Peru, but their species identity is in question at this time. Learn more about them in the forthcoming May/June 2021 issue of AMAZONAS Magazine! For now, enjoy the sneak peek video from author Kevin W. Conway.

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Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC & CORAL Magazines, and is a Sr. Editor and Publishing Partner with Aquatic Media Press, LLC & AMAZONAS Magazine. Matt has kept aquariums for 38 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized with the 2009 MASNA Award as the MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

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  1. April 16, 2021

    Cyanogaster Noctivaga seem very rare in the aquarium trade, despite being discovered nearly a decade ago. I’ve been trying to find a source to buy some, but all the results are years old. Not sure if they’re a challenge to breed in captivity or what.

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