Buy a Fish, Save a Tree
Project Piaba was established to foster an environmentally and socially beneficial ornamental fish trade. The Project grew out of a long-term research program that monitored the cardinal tetra, a popular fish for home aquariums, and other ornamental fishes in the Brazilian Amazon.
When communities thrive selling fish for the aquarium trade, local people protect the resource that sustains them. Project Piaba fosters the sustainable trade in wild-caught aquarium fish, encouraging people to safeguard both rivers and forests–and all the creatures they harbor.
Latin Name: Tucanoichthys tucano
Portuguese Name: Peixe tucano
English Name: Tucano tetra