The variety i first had probably "peru" locality. It has reflective body patterns rather than dull ones. Notice the beautiful "Armoured Shield" reflected from my camera shot in the right photo.
There are also laser varieties of orange or green neon stripes which are now identified as separate species. I believe rightly so as they also have very unique body shapes.
Notice the bare bottom tank setup. Quite simple and maybe an idea for my ZEN apartment. The advantage of such "farming setup" is minimal effort needed to maintain the tank to support heavy feeding and water viscosity. The few prerequisites to condition the fishes and ignite spawning.
|C. aeneus, juvenile|
Species breeded in 2002 by author.
9th April 2012