NEON: The Discovery of the 3rd Neon Tetra – Paracheirodon simulans

By Heiko Bleher

The third neon was not discovered by an adventures expedition, but by chance, at the end of 1962 in a shipment of cardinals from Manaus to Zürich, Switzerland. The shipment came from Aquario Rio Negro (later Turkys Aquarium), from Hans Willy Schwartz to Zoo Zihler. And there it was spotted by the keen eye of a passionate aquarist, Chris R. Schmidt jr…

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