Discovery of the 1st Neon Tetra – Paracheirodon innesi

By Heiko Bleher The discovery of the first neon tetra In 1934 the Frenchman August Rabaut, hunting for caimans and butterflies in the Amazon jungle near the Brazilian town of Tabatinga, received from an Tukano Indian woman in a Calabash, near a small creek a tiny fish whose coloration resembled the beautiful iridescent Morpho butterflies. [...]
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