09. Characoids: tetra relationship (380)

  • Black winged dwarf hatchets

    5. February 2009

    There are two species of Black winged dwarf hatchets recognized. These charming little creatures hardly reach 3 cm in length. From Peru we get occasionally Carnegiella schereri with a spotted belly as a so-called by-catch of C. strigata, whereas Carnegiella marthae from Brazil has a lined belly and is now and then available assorted (214003). […]

  • A great number of Leporinus species in stock

    3. February 2009

    Actually, Aquarium Glaser has many Leporinus species in stock. These are often very attractively coloured large tetras which are perfectly suited for large and show aquaria. Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer

  • Boehlkea fredcochui now Knodus borki

    22. January 2009

    Dr. Axel Zarske found that the species imported for decades under the name Boehlkea fredcochui in truth represented a species of the genus Knodus so far unknown to science. The real Boehlkea fredcochui was now and then imported under the trade name Boehlkea sp. Sky Blue. So our good old aquarium fish is now named […]

  • Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus Gold

    10. November 2008

    (Nov.10th 2008) The so called „gold dust disease“ of the bloodfins is a very interesting phenomenon, which happens to very many bloodfin species. The best known one surely is the gold-tetra, Hemigrammus rodwayi whose number of gold-dust-sick animals in nature is higher than of the normal coloured ones. The gold-dust-sick animals were even considered as […]

  • 3500gramm & 35cm: Serrasalmus rhombeus BLACK

    30. May 2008

    They have this amazing size, the Black Piranhas we received last week from Peru.We got a group of 3 pieces in 3 big double-boxes….and all arrived in a perfect condition.They are really beautiful: very graceful but also really verythreatening. Very fascinating!

  • Bryconamericus/Hemibrycon sp.

    16. January 2008

    (16.Jan.2008) These beautiful, agile, steel-blue shining tetra, which grow up to approx. 6cm were caught by Hoffmann & Hoffmann in a clearwater stream in Peru nearby the Andes in 2004. Six animals reached Germany and could be bred. They do not need much warmth, 24°C are sufficient. The youngsters grow slowly. An exact classification was […]

  • Cheirodon sp. (A)

    16. January 2008

    (16.Jan.2008) The most colourful type of the three different Cheirodon/Odontostilbe species caught by Hoffmann & Hoffmann in Peru in 2004, which cannot be classified exactly is Cheirodon sp. (A). The animals have red coloured belly- and anal fins, males more intense than females. Also these fish were already often bred. They are productive and fast-growing.(Photo […]

  • Phenacogrammus cf. ansorgei

    12. October 2007

    (12.Oct.2007) Last week we received a real beauty from Zaire: Phenacogrammus cf. ansorgei. This species grows up to 8cm and was caught in the Lac Mai Ndombe. In the past this lake was called Lac Leopold II. This is a “blackwater” lake, this means all fish from there should be kept in a pH of […]

  • Boulengerella sp. aff. lucius

    Boulengerella sp. aff. lucius

    6. July 2007

    Especially at the juvenile stage there seem to exist different colour variants of Boulengerella lucius. And it is doubtful if it really is Boulengerella lucius, which is why also this kind is being offered as B. sp. aff. lucius. This form of pike imported from Peru does not distinguish in the care, so tanks with […]

  • Hyphessobrycon flammeus

    6. July 2007

    The Flame Tetra, Fire Tetra, or Von Rio Tetra is a well established aquarium guest. Its origin is the proximity of Rio de Janeiro in Eastern Brazil, where it occurs in coastal rivers. As swarm fishes they need the society of conspecifics. Since the optical impression of the observer depends on the swarm size, it […]