08. Carp like fishes (2): Barbs, minnows, carps, goldfish etc. (196)

  • Macrochirichthys macrochirus

    10. May 2019

    Everybody should be fooled by this unusual barb from Southeast Asia on some occasion! The wonderful 18-22 cm long specimens from Indonesia were sent to us under the name Rhaphiodon vulpinus, a predatory tetra from South America. Apart from the great shyness, the animals were in perfect condition, which is why we didn’t want to […]

  • Desmopuntius pentazona

    6. May 2019

    The five banded barb is one of the most beautiful small barbs. Originally it comes from the river Baram on Borneo, which flows through the Malaysian part (Sarawak) of the big island. Once the black water species was regarded as delicate, its breeding as a high school, but these problems have long since been solved. […]

  • Rasbora kalochroma

    23. April 2019

    One of the undoubtedly most beautiful Rasbora species is R. kalochroma – and one of the most sensitive. They are typical black water fish which react very sensitively during the acclimatisation phase to increased bacteria contamination, which occurs almost inevitably in “normal” water. When we were now offered 1-2 cm long youngsters, we took advantage, […]

  • Leucaspius delineatus

    18. April 2019

    The moderlieschen (Leucaspius delineatus) is the most recommended fish species for smaller garden ponds. Due to its miniature size of usually 4-5, rarely 8-12 cm it fits even for the smallest ponds, which must have, however, a minimum depth of 80 cm in central Europe to enable a survival during winter.          The funky name […]

  • Garra sp. Sunset-Goldscale

    16. April 2019

    We received once more this new, impressive species of Garra from India. The most striking feature of the species is that they have large, shining scales on the flanks. The position and number of these scales differs individually. Depending on the light these scales shine bright blue, orange-red or golden. The fully grown males (the […]

  • Pethia (formerly Barbus or Puntius) erythromycter – Lipstick barb

    8. April 2019

    This unique dwarf barb (max. 4 cm total length) from Burma has a red “moustache”. In males it is more pronounced than in females, but in P. erythromycter the ladies also have a moustache. Until its scientific description in 2008, the species was called Barbus cf. puntio. This species is best cared for at room […]

  • Trigonopoma gracile (= Rasbora taeniata)

    4. March 2019

    We could import this pretty fish finally once more via Singapore. The two species of the genus Trigonopoma were placed in the genus Rasbora for a very long time. The second species, T. pauciperforata, the glowlight rasbora, occurs interestingly very often syntopically with its close relative. In the elder aquarium literature Trigonopoma gracile was usually […]

  • Pethia phutunio (= Barbus p.)

    30. January 2019

    The dwarf barb has delighted aquarium enthusiasts since it was first imported from India in 1906. This is not so much due to its magnificent colouring; dwarf barbs are pretty, but no colour miracles. Rather, the tiny animal, which only grows to 2-3 cm in size in nature, fitted wonderfully into the formerly common, relatively […]

  • Catlocarpio siamensis

    9. January 2019

    The Giant Carp (Catlocarpio siamensis) is the biggest carp of Southeast-Asia with allegedly up to 3 m of length. However, such large animals have never been scientifically confirmed. The largest documented specimen was “only” about 150 cm long. In nature the Mekong giant carp is probably extinct or at least very, very rare. Fortunately, the […]

  • Chela dadiburjori (= Laubuca dadiburjori, = Neochela dadiburjori)

    4. January 2019

    This nano gem reached us from the south of India; the charming dwarf fish reaches a maximum size of 3 cm. It is an absolutely peaceful schooling fish that spawns on the upper side of broader leaves of submersed plants – Ludwigia-species are preferred.  On our stocklist this species was intially written as dadyburjori; so […]