07. Carp like fishes (1): Loaches (70)

  • Sewellia sp. Spotted

    19. December 2007

    (19.Dec.2007) This, very attractive, probably scientifically not described hillstream sucker reached us from Vietnam. They remember on Sewellia lineolata but their point pattern is finer and also is the for S. lineolata characteristic “stripe” missing. Like all hillstream suckers they come from fast flowing water, there they inhabit rapid flowing streams where they graze on […]

  • Schistura pridii

    Schistura pridii

    19. October 2007

    (19.Oct.2007) Last week we received another new item: Schistura pridii. This beautiful small loach (grows up to 4.5cm) comes from Thailand. Exactly they were found in the upper Chao Praya Bassin in the Chiangmai province in the north of Thailand. They come from cool (18-24°C) & fast floating rivers, containing hard and alkaline water, which […]

  • Yunnanilus brevis

    17. July 2007

    They behave like barbs, scientifically however they belong to the loaches. Completely contrary to the bottom-oriented way of life of their relatives they populate the free water range as swarm fishes. Their homeland is Burma, where they live in slowly flowing waters and the boundary region of lakes. With a length of approximately 6 cm […]

  • Schistura beavani (falsch bestimmt: S. scaturigina)

    Schistura beavani (wrong determined: S. scaturigina)

    6. July 2007

    This loach belonging to the family of River loaches (Baltoridae) originates from Darjeeling and Assam in the eastern Himalayan mountains, Northern India, Nepal and Bhutan, where it lives in fast streaming rivers. This is a peaceful species, which is suitable for a well-kept aquarium. This loach should be nurtured in a well filtered and aerated […]

  • Schistura nicholsi

    6. July 2007

    To an unusually large about 200 species comprehending genus belongs Schistura nicholsi the Redtail Zebra Sand Loach. It originates from the Mekong basin in Thailand and Laos, where it inhabits fast flowing waters on a stony ground. This is to be considered during its aquarium maintenance. In order to ensure a high oxygen content and […]

  • Sewellia lineolata

    6. July 2007

    Sewellia lineolata belongs surely to the most attractive hillstream loaches. Their origin is the of the Mekong basin in China, Viet Nam and Cambodia. There they inhabit fast flowing water sections with rapids and riffles. In the aquarium they like it not to hot a heater is not necessary for their well-being. As day-active insecteaters […]

  • Botia sp. „New Emperor“

    6. July 2007

    The ever first import of Botia sp. “New Emperor”, probably comes from the borderland of Burma/Thailand. It should appear in a decadal yearly rhythm in a large amount and can only be caught then. An area informed ichthyologist stated that transportation through bordering hilly regions can only be helped by small mopeds, where a slight […]

  • Chromobotia macracanthus

    6. July 2007

    In our picture you see an interesting mutant of the clown loach, which reached us these days. Although Chromobotia macracanthus formerly known as Botia macracantha is a long time tank inhabitant, it is still not without mysteries. This applies particularly to the breed, so far we have only coincidence success. Also in the maintenance they […]

  • Yasuhikotakia lecontei

    6. July 2007

    From the watershed of the Mekong originates this circa 15 cm long getting loach. The name red finned loach is something misleading, since not all animals show this colouring in all stages of age. During their development they change colours and pattern. Young animals usually exhibit a pattern of stripes which disappears during ageing. In […]

  • Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki

    6. July 2007

    From northern Thailand originates the Dwarf Loach formerly known as Botia sidthimunki. Since it is a rather small (6 cm) and very peaceful species, it represents an ideal member for an asiatic community tank. There it can be kept together e.g. with small representatives of the genera Danio, Rasbora and Microrasbora . One should always […]