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Another Neon Bue-Eye!25.03.2015



Again we were able to import Neon Blue-Eyes, again under the name of "Pseudomugil paskai". The first Neon Blue-Eye that was shipped under that name was a sensation: the "Neon Red" (see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/archiv.php?news_id=556) and also the yellow variety (species?) we were able to import a bit later (see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/pseudomugil-cf-paskai-_de_1511.html).



Now we obtained a third variety (species?), which fits best of all to the scientific description of the "real" P. paskai. This fish is also a real beauty. In contrast to the two formerly mentioned form this new one prefers to swim always close to water surface.



For our customers: the animals have code 446442 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Homaloptera parclitella25.03.2015



Hillstream loaches are - in general - rather dull coloured fishes. However, there are exceptions and among the most beautiful species are those belonging to the genus Homaloptera. Several, closely related and quite similar species exist. In German they are called "saddle-back loaches", a commonly used English name is "lizard loaches".



For the first time ever we were able now to import Homaloptera parclitella. This species has been discovered scientifically only in 2005. The species attains a length of about 7-8 cm. It inhabits Malaysia and Southern Thailand. The species is very peaceful, but they do very often harmless comment fights with conspecifics, which are very attractive to look at. A perfect water quality is absolutely necessary for these pretty loaches, otherwise they quickly become sick. So the recommendable species is better suited for experienced hobbyists.



For our customers: the fish have code 421578 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Protomyzon pachychilus - season for Panda loaches!23.03.2015



The extremely charming juveniles of the Panda loach are available only a few weeks per year. Obviously this year was a good one for the fish and they have bred very successful, because a comparatively large number of specimens is offered for comparatively low prices. Among the good number of specimens we were able to import this year were - we observe this for the fist time - a lot of aberrant coloured fish. But most of them look like one is used to for the youngsters of this species: black and white rings and a black nose. Fully grown Panda loaches loose this pattern and get a brownish and greyish coloration. The species attains a length of 6-7 cm.


The Panda loach has been placed currently in the new genus Yaoshania, so the full scientific name is now Yaoshania pachychilus.

For our customers: the animals have code 445412 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Stiphodon atropurpureus23.03.2015



The neon gobies of the genus Stiphodon are all very beautiful fishes. None of the currently known 33 species becomes larger than 5-7 cm, most of them stay much smaller. Despite the fact that adult Stiphodon live exclusively in pure freshwater the larvae can develop only in marine waters. This is the reason why species of Stiphodon live in brooks nearby the sea. They spawn underneath stones. The males guard the eggs until they hatch. The extremely small larvae become drifted in the sea by the current. Here they develop.



Stiphodon atropurpureus has a comparatively wide distribution, because the larvae drift over a wide area in the ocean. The species is known from Japan, Taiwan (from here originate the fish we have in stock), Malaysia, the Philippines, and southern China. Like all species of Stiphodon they live in larger schools that are formed of animals of both sexes. Females are by far less colourful. Only when a male gets in mood for brooding it builds up a small territory on its own. Here it displays its most brilliant colours. After the larvae have hatched the male gets a paler coloration again (however, it is still beautiful then) and turns back to the school.



Keeping neon gobies is quite easy. They feed basically on Aufwuchs in the wild, in the aquarium they prefer small food items, like food tablets and frozen cyclops. Of course they also gnaw a bit on algae, but they cannot be termed as regular algae eaters.



For our customers: the fish have code 456083 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Schismatogobius roxasi17.03.2015



The genus Schismatogobius contents currently 10 described species. All are small, only 3-5 cm long pure freshwater inhabitants. As no species is of commercial value and the tiny fish burry themselves extremely fast in the sand when disturbed the whole genus is only very unsatisfyingly researched so far. Two species have been reported fromTaiwan: Schismatogobius ampluvinculus (see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/schismatogobius-ampluvinculus_de_1171.html), which has been described scientifically only in 1995, and S. roxasi. Both species are vey similar to each other, but only S. ampluviculus exhibits in some moods the strange, very contrasting black-and-white banding. We were able to import both species currently in small numbers. The S. roxasi are the first ones that reached us.



In this goby the females are more colorful than the males. Females have a broad orange saddle on the back. The males can be recognized by the enormous mouth cleft. One should keep these extremely rare gobies in an unheated tank with sandy bottom, pebbles and a good current.



For our customers: the fish have code 454832 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Only very few specimens available!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Labidochromis caeruleus WHITE17.03.2015



Labidochromis caeruleus is among the most popular cichlids from Lake Malawi. Usually a bright yellow sport of that fish is available in the hobby. Only comparatively recently a white sport of the fish appeared in the ornamental fish trade. It is not an artificial sport, but a variety that is found in the wild. The strange, pearl-white coloration makes this cichlid an absolute enrichment for the assortment of small Malawian cichlids. The white sport does not differ from the well known yellow sport in respect of keeping and breeding.



For our customers: the animals have code 540112 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in limited numbers only!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Corydoras cf. brevirostris CW 27 Highfin17.03.2015



We received a limited number of this extraordinary Corydoras from Venezuela. The overall appearance is very much alike Corydoras brevirostris (formerly known as Corydoras melanistius brevirostris), but CW 27 has a much much higher dorsal fin and the "glowspot" on the nape is much brighter.



For our customers: the animals have code 224954 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Myleus sp., second take11.03.2015



Last week we informed you about the silver dollars we imported which exhibit an unbelievable green coloration. Here we present to you again pictures, but this time take from the now settled down specimens. They do belong without any doubt to the genus Myleus. Three species of Myleus are reported so far from Peru:  Myleus lobatus, M. rubripinnis, and M. schomburgkii. The two latter species are well known in the hobby and look different, so it is most likely that our green new importations belong to M. lobatus.



The pictures are taken from our largest (6 cm long) and our smallest (3 cm long) specimens. We have put two of the fish in a tank in our showroom, because we are very curious what will become of them!



For our customers: the fish have code 270702 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer







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