Fish archives (2220)

  • Panaque sp. L90c / L351

    12. December 2018

    From Peru comes a group Panaque, that is charcterized particularly through the small eye and the long tail fin filaments. The first imported species got the L-number 90. This species, also known as Panaque sp. “Papa”, has a white, sometimes also orange or pink crescent in the caudal fin and is always easy to recognize.  […]

  • Xiphophorus andersi

    10. December 2018

    Once again we can present and offer you a top rarity among the wild forms of livebearers: Xiphophorus andersi. Most likely the animals we have received from a German breeder are the first ever to be offered in the ornamental fish wholesale trade.  Xiphophorus andersi comes from the Rio Atoyak in the state of Veracruz, […]

  • Dario kajal

    7. December 2018

    The first reports of a new dwarf badis appeared in June 2004. Nonn Panitvong, an enthusiastic Thai aquarist, had found the animals in Bangladesh. Panitvong did not announce a more precise location, but said he caught the animals in a pond near a rice field, together with Danio rerio, Oryzias sp., Channa sp., Colisa chuna […]

  • Horadandia brittani: A Dwarf from India

    7. December 2018

    At the moment we can again offer Horadandia from South India (Kerala). This miniature fish is also known as the dwarf fire rasbora, as they are closely related to the fire rasboras of the genus Rasboroides. Horadandia reach only a length of 1,5-2 cm. For a long time it was believed that there was only […]

  • Corydoras CW 89 / CW 91 / CW 106 / CW 107

    5. December 2018

    From the Rio Vaupes in Colombia we have received a few specimens of two Corydoras species. These are real rarities. Corydoras sp. CW 107 reminds of Corydoras davidsandsi and we think it is the same species as Corydoras sp. CW 91. The long snouted counterpart of Corydoras sp. CW 107 is Corydoras sp. CW 106, […]

  • Ctenopoma breviventrale

    3. December 2018

    Why should one keep grey fish? Some may ask themselves this question when looking at the pictures of this bushfish from the Congo. The answer is: the urge to explore! Unfortunately, many animal and plant species die out every day. Also many freshwater fish are strongly threatened by environmental changes – other factors such as […]

  • Neolissochilus stracheyi – Blue Tor

    30. November 2018

    Once more we have this splendid large barb (maximum size: approx. 60 cm) from Burma in stock. We have only a limited number of specimens! If one photographs these fishes and sets the flashlight directly from the front the fish looks rather drab silvery. But in the real life, when the fish is swimming, the […]

  • Lentipes ikeae

    30. November 2018

    The goby subfamily Sicydiinae currently comprises nine genera with 129 species. They are all current-loving animals, which occur in nature mainly in clear streams and feed on Aufwuchs and small animals. Larval development takes place in the sea. Some neon gobies of the genus Stiphodon are particularly popular, while representatives of other genera are very […]

  • Betta splendens “Crown Tail Thai Flag”

    28. November 2018

    Three-coloured fighting fish have been around for many decades, they are usually called “Butterfly Bettas”. At the moment we have some specimens of a not only beautiful, but also symbolic Betta breed in stock, which are dyed in the national colours of Thailand! According to Wikipedia, the current flag of Thailand, a tricolour with five […]

  • Corydoras sp. CW 16 “teniente”

    27. November 2018

    Recently we received a shipment of highly interesting fish from the entry of Madre de Dios in the border area between Peru and Bolivia. Among them were beautiful corydoras catfish from the closer relationship of Corydoras melanotaenia. However, it is certainly a scientifically undescribed species, which was documented by Ian Fuller with the code number […]