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

  • Rasbora daniconius

    9. April 2018

    The slender rasbora (Rasbora daniconius) inhabits a very large area in Southeast Asia. From the Malaian peninsula to the Mekong and the Indus it occurs in the a variety of habitats: channels, ponds, flooded (rice) fields and slowly flowing rivers. Due to the enormous area and the adjustment to different water types it can be […]

  • Puntius sahyadriensis

    23. March 2018

    The Khavlibarb originates from the Yenna River in Satara district in the Indian state of Marahashtra. This is a peaceful species, which could however nibble on fresh sprouts of aquarium plants. They can be kept with any peaceful tank mates without any problems. The aquarium should be decorated with robust plants and part of the […]

  • Puntigrus anchisporus „Moss Green“

    14. December 2017

    Many people will still know the tiger barb under the wrong name Barbus or Puntius tetrazona. This species – the correct name is Puntigrus tetrazona – is, however, never kept in aquaria or traded, but exclusively the close relative Puntigrus anchisporus. Both species can be easily distinguished from each other by the colour of the […]

  • Garra culiciphaga

    6. December 2017

    A quite new fish in the hobby is Garra culiciphaga. Initially this species has been described by the French scientist Pellegrin in 1927 under the name of Hemigrammocapoeta culiciphaga. The up to 8 cm long fish was placed in the genus Hemigrammocapoeta since 2015; recently specilaized researchers see it rather in the genus Garra. The […]

  • Tor putitora

    28. November 2017

    The Mahseer carps from India are mythical fishes. They belong to the largest carp species of the subcontinent and it is said that they can reach up to 2 m in length. These carps inhabit the same ecological niches in India that are held in Europe by the salmons and trouts. Like in the latter […]

  • Rasbora sarawakensis

    4. October 2017

    Once more we are able to offer that pretty Rasbora that attains a maximum length of about 5 cm. This Rasbora is a very peaceful fish that will not touch any plant in the tank. It prefers to swim in small schools along with conspecifics. R. sarawakensis feeds readily on any type of usual fish […]

  • Trigonostigma somphongsi

    19. July 2017

    The Siamese Dwarf Rasbora (Trigonostigma somphongsi, formerly Rasbora somphongsi) has been described scientifically in 1958 on the basis of specimens that were imported by the ornamental fish trade by the end of 1957 from Thailand. So the exact type locality was unknown from the beginning. In the original description nothing but “Thailand” was mentioned, later, […]

  • Carassius auratus Oranda Panda

    3. July 2017

    If one listens to the breeders the black and white goldfish are called „magpie goldfish“, animals with telescope eyes ae called „demekin“ and the fish with a double, but compartively small tailfin are „fantails“. An oranda, on the other hand, is a hooded fish in the language of the breeders. But honestly: who would call […]

  • Brevibora dorsiocellata

    17. June 2017

    Once more we were able to import this beautiful dwarf rasbora in good numbers. Al large school of them is a fascinating look! The Eyespot Rasbora, Brevibora dorsiocellata, is a well known, classical aquarium fish. Sadly the species became almost forgotten in the 1980ies. It was Mr. Takashi Amano from Japan who was responsible for […]

  • Puntius titteya „Longfin“

    8. May 2017

    Quite recently a new sport of the cherry barb, Puntius titteya, apperaed in the market. The fish are offered from Southeast Asia. We have imported them now for the very first time. A most intersting fact is that in this sport only the caudal fin is prolonged, the remaining fins have normal size. In all […]