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Nothobranchius rachovii



Acestrorhynchus pantaneiro17.10.2014



We received wonderful specimens of this most attractive barracuda characin of all from Paraguay. Currently the fish have a size of 11-15 cm and already have very nice colours. A. pantaneiro has been named A. altus in the elder aquarium literature. The latter is a close relative, but a different species. A. pantaneiro becomes 30-40 cm long.

For our customers: the fish have code 201605 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photo: Frank Schäfer





Brown-red Discus Madeira Nova Olinda do Norte15.10.2014



Madeira discus are famous for the high degree of red colours for decades already. Last week we received beautiful, brown discus from the Madeira region with the additional name "Nova Olinda do Norte". Besides the nice basic coloration the pretty light coloured, almost white dorsal fin is worth mentioning in our newscomers.



For our customers: the fish have code 732014 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Corydoras sp. Tukano Longnose14.10.2014



There are still species of Corydoras that are imported so rarely and in so low numbers that the fish stay unfulfilled dreams of most enthusiasts. One of the most attractive species of that group is for sure the "Tukanao Longnose". Of course these animals are not rare in the wild in the sense that there are only few specimens, but these fish live solitary and are very shy. So even good collectors can catch only one or two specimens in a time in which they can collect some thousands of "normal" Corydoras tukano. We also could import only eight specimens this time …

For our customers: the animals have code 245634 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





L273 Pseudacanthicus sp. Titanic XL13.10.2014



The Titanic was never traded in large numbers and is one of L-numbers in great demand. We received now three large specimens from Brazil, which seem to be fully grown. They are 25-30 cm long. One of them is for sure a male. It can be easily identified by the strong spines and the long interopercularodontodes (the "whiskers"). The females are also very spiny - this is why the genus is called the cactus-catfish - and it seems that they have something in common with the dwarf females in Tolkien´s "Lord of the Rings": they are often not recognized as females, because they have beards like men….



For our customers: the fish have code 26480-L 273-8 and 26480-L 273-9 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Only three specimens available!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Lonchogenys ilisha13.10.2014



For the first time ever we were able to import this extremely unusual tetra. Lonchogenys ilisha is a member of the family Acestrochrhynchidae, which means the species is closer related to the barracuda tetras (Acestrorhynchus) than, let’s say, to a cardinal tetra. Nevertheless our first observations proofed the species to be very peaceful, as well to conspecifics and to other fish of similar size.



We think that the specimens with the golden shine and the bright orange caudal fin are the males. However, no information is available so far regarding the aquarium biology of that species. The maximum length reported for L. ilisha is 6-7 cm, our specimens are 5-7 cm long and so most probably almost fully grown.



Lonchogenys ilisha is the only known member of the genus. Its distribution is in the upper and middle Rio Negro region in Brazil and Colombia. Our specimens originate from Colombia.



For our customers: the fish have code 266483 on or stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in limited numbers only!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Synodontis notatus07.10.2014



We were able to import a pretty species of squeaker from the Congo: Synodotis notatus. The species attains a maximum length of about 25 cm and is worth mentioning for at least two reasons: first, the number of spots on the flanks varies a lot individually. Most specimens have only one spot, but there are also some with two,three or even more sports. And twice, this lively and also day-active squeaker is one of the most peaceful species of the genus.



For our customers: the fish have code 183802 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.


Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Moenkhausia pittieri30.09.2014



The Diamond tetra is present in the hobby since 1933. The species lives endemic in the lake Valencia in Venezuela (Inclusive some tributary rivers). Usually only bred specimens are available, only every now and then some wild collected ones appear in the trade. At the first glimpse the fish may look a bit unspectacular, but this beguiles. In the right light the adult fish glitter and glimmer in a breathtaking way and show why they really deserve the name Diamond tetra!



For our customers: the fish have code 269103 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Xenotoca eiseni San Marcos26.09.2014



Only once per year we obtain a number of very rarely offered Goodeids, bred by a specialized breeder. This year the shipment contained inter alia the probably most beautiful species of these interesting livebearers: the San-Marcos-population of Xenotoca eiseni.



For our customers: the animals have code 476513 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer







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