03. Bony tongues (21)

  • Campylomormyrus compressirostris

    24. March 2014

    Currently only very occasionally importations from the DR Congo appear – mainly due to the unsatisfying flight situation. So it is highly appreciated that we finally were able to import some specimens of the bizarre genus Campylomormyrus that bear the common name elephant fishes. Systematics of Campylomormyrus are rather complicated; in all probability our fish […]

  • Brienomyrus brachyistius

    26. February 2014

    This week we obtained from Nigeria a species of mormyrid which we haven´t seen for years: Brienomyrus brachyistius. This comparably small species (maximum length reported is 17.cm, usually the fish becomes 10-12 cm long) is a close relative to the species B. niger, which we were also able to import again (see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archive/miscellaneous-en/Brienomyrus_niger_en/). The intelligent […]

  • Brienomyrus niger

    3. December 2009

    There are about 200 species of Mormyridae (Elephantfishes) in Africa. Some of them belong to the most important freshwater fish species of the continent, due to their abundance and good taste. In the aquarium hobby, on the other hand, mormyrids are only rarely seen. All mormyrids belong to the weakly electrical fishes and communicate on […]

  • Isichthys henryi

    30. November 2007

    (29.Nov.2007) Currently in stock: one of the rarest Mormyrids in the world: Isichthys henryi. Our supplier from Guinea informed us that this item appear only 2-4weeks per year! So it only can be called luck to have nearly one hundret pieces right now in stock! To keep the single is recommended, because they are agressive […]

  • Heterotis niloticus

    6. July 2007

    As next the relative of the largest truly freshwater fish Arapaima gigas Heterotis niloticus has a large attractiveness. With a maximum length of scarcely about one meter it is however more suitable for the aquarium maintenance than its South American relatives. In Africa they originally inhabit different waters types south the Sahara. A difference to […]

  • Chitala ornata, Clown Featherback

    6. July 2007

    The Clown Featherback is well known to the hobby and has been imported as early as 1934 from South-East Asia. They are nocturnal fish and when they get older they become solitary. The fish tank should be decorated with dense patches of plants on the sides and back but should be kept with enough swimming […]

  • Chitala ornata „Gestreift“

    Chitala ornata „Striped“

    6. July 2007

    This variation of the Clown Featherback has a very marked body pattern. The breeding of C.ornata In captivity has been succeeded on several occasions. The fish spawn on the hard substrate and the eggs are guarded by the male fish, who also fawns the eggs. In nature the care of the spawn is important for […]

  • Brienomyrus niger

    6. July 2007

    From the south of the Sahare located river basins of the Senegal-, Gambia-, Niger-, Volta River and the White Nile origins Brienomyrus niger. There they inhabit densly vegetated zones and migrate during the spawning season onto the floodplains. They are able to orient themselves by their electrical receptors. As all mormyrids they own electrical organs […]