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Corydoras concolor20.08.2014



We received really beautiful Corydoras concolor in a perfect size (md-lg) from Colombia. The sexually active males develop very pretty high fins.



For our customers: the fish have code 226004 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Aphyolebias peruensis19.08.2014

Aphyolebias peruensis



Once more we were able to import this beautiful killifsih from Peru. The pictures show animals from our current stock. For more informations, please see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/archiv.php?news_id=293



For our customers: the fish have code 342803 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Dwarf Shrimp Red Tiger18.08.2014



The Tiger Dwarf Shrimp belongs to the species that is known already for quite a long time in the hobby. However, there is still a Babylonian mess regarding the correct scientific name of the animals. But most authors currently think that the species Caridina cantonensis is at least the closest described relative of the Tiger Dwarf Shrimp. So it is best to name them Caridina cf. cantonensis.



This is exactly the same scientific name applied on the Crystal Red and the Bee Dwarf Shrimp. And in fact all these dwarf shrimps can be crossed and the offspring is fertile over generations. This is important to know for all who are interested in breeding shrimps. One must keep the different varieties separately, otherwise a mix will appear.



The Red Tiger Dwarf Shrimp is a very pretty sport of the common Tiger Dwarf Shrimp. It differs from its well-known ancestors in no other respect than the coloration.

For our customers: the animals have code 485384 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Endler´s Guppy El Tigre15.08.2014



One of our breeders in Thailand loves wild forms of small livebearers. He now was able to send us for the first time ever the "El Tigre" variety of Endler´s Guppy (Poecilia wingei). The fish represent a pure strain of a population that was initially collected in El Tigre, Venezuela. Of course the fish are variable regarding the coloration, but they have all the features that make Endler´s Guppys favorite aquarium fish: the small size, the lively behaviour and the ability even to step up the colours during display - and the colours are brilliant anyway!



For our customers: the animals have code 419015 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Nematobrycon palmeri wild12.08.2014



The emperor tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri) belongs for decades already to the most beloved species of tetra at all. This is due to its great beauty and interesting behaviour. The species is available the whole year through as bred ones.



Wild collected ones, on the other hand, are available only seasonally. We recently obtained once more a good shipment of these beautiful animals from Colombia.

Wild collected and bred emperor tetras differ - as it is the case in most species of tetra - mainly in respect to the figure. Wild collected ones are much more gracile than bred ones for the food in the wild is by far not that opulent as it is usually in aquaria. In respect of coloration one can say that there is no difference between wild and bred ones: both are very beautiful!



For our customers: the fish have code 272603 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

 

 


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Sphaerichthys selatanensis11.08.2014

Sphaerichthys selatanensis



The season for crossband chocolate gouramis has started. Finally the pretty small anabantoid is available again. For more information please see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/sphaerichthys-selatanensis-_en_807.html

For our customers: the fish has code 455822 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Aspidoras sp. C125 Red06.08.2014



Yesterday we introduced to you the pretty Aspidoras taurus (see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/archiv.php?news_id=1136). We received from the very same breeder for the first time the very nice albinotic red variety of Aspidoras sp. C125. The wild coloured variety looks quite similar to A. taurus, but the fish stays a bit smaller (4-4,5 cm). According to our breeder the red variety appeared spontaneous and it was possible to develop a stable population from it.



For our customers: the fish have code 208582 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer





Moema hellneri (= M. cf. ortegai)05.08.2014



We were able to import astonishing large Moema hellneri (formerly: Moema cf. ortegai, see comment below) from Peru. The females are around 8 cm, the males around 12 cm long. This places them among the largest species of killifish known so far. The extremely large pectoral fins of the males are very impressive. However, the whole finneage of the males is much enlarged and some fancy bettas and fancy guppys must shame on them when looking at the Moema.

The only difference is that in this case not the human breeder but mother nature selected for enlarged finneage.



Moema are bottom divers, this means the spawning pair dives deep in the bottom, where the eggs dwell during the dry season. The adults must die then and thus never become old in the wild, but in captivity the can live as long as 1.5 years. The eggs need 5-10 months to hatch.

For additional pictures of animals which we were able to import in 2010, see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/moema-cf-ortegai_de_1208.html 



For our customers: the fish have code 329905 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Moema: a city in Brazil. ortegai: dedication name.

Suggestion of a popular name: Golden giant longfin

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer


Moema cf. ortegai = Moema hellneri

On November 24th, 2003 (the exact date of publication is important, see below!) the scientific description of two new species of killifish from Peru was published. Wilson J. E. M. Costa described and named the two species Moema hellneri and M. ortegai. M. hellneri originates from the Rio Napo drainage, whereas M. ortegai originates from the drainage of the Madre de Dios. The original scientific paper was illustrated only with very poor pictures of preserved specimens. The diagnoses of the species based on features not visible externally, mainly the dentition and the shape of the maxillary bones.

On November 12th, 2003 in the magazine "Freshwater and Marine Aquarium" (number 12, volume 26) the description of Moema quiii (no typo!) appeared. This species originates from the Rio Tambopata, which belongs to the Madre de Dios drainage in Peru. Author of M. quiii is J. H. Huber.

Both authors obviously did not know from each other. This simultaneous descriptions led to some confusion in the time following. Nobody knew exactly which name should be applied to the Moema sometimes imported from Peru. It s necessary to know that usually no informations on the collecting sites of imported aquarium fish are available. So many reports on Moema from Peru still are bearing wrong names.

In the meantime it became clear that Moema ortegai and Moema quiii are the very same species. In such cases the elder name is the valid one, eg M. quiii. The fish we could import again now and which were named M. cf. ortegai by us are in fact M. hellneri.

We thank Steffen Hellner who informed us about the case described above.

Literature:
Costa, W. J. E. M.  (2003): Two new annual fishes of the genus Moema Costa, 1989, from the Peruvian Amazon (Teleostei, Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae). Boletim do Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, Nova Série. Zoologia No. 513: 1-10.







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