10b. Catfishes: Suckermouths, Plecos and L-numbers (220)

  • Ancistrus leucostictus

    22. January 2020

    From the Guyana states (French Guiana, Guyana and Surinam) there are for various reasons hardly any commercial ornamental fish exports. The ornamental fish originating there, e.g. the glow-light tetra, are therefore practically exclusively traded as bred specimens. This is also true for Ancistrus leucostictus, which was brought back from a tributary of the Mazaruni River […]

  • Hypancistrus spec. L 401

    6. December 2019

    This in the DATZ 12/05 newly introduced very beautiful Hypancistrus variant is currently available in small quantities. The animals remind in their habitus of L 333 and are sometimes confused with them. All in all L401 are more dainty, somewhat more stretched and reach only a total-length of maximum 12 cm, while L 333 can […]

  • Chaetostoma sp. L455 Tiger

    20. November 2019

    After longer time we could import again the beautiful Chaetostoma sp. L455 Tiger from Peru. Generally speaking, Chaetostoma species do not stand out because of their attractive colors, but this species makes a clear exception – at least the males. The females are colored considerably simpler. Some specimens show a red coloration in the tail […]

  • Pseudohemiodon sp. Peru II German Bred

    15. October 2019

    Floundercatfish are very popular with catfish lovers because they combine an interesting appearance with the interesting mouth brood care. Some species become quite big, so P. laticeps from Paraguay, that can become well and gladly 35 cm long, but there are also smaller species. Among the latter are two scientifically seemingly not yet described species […]

  • L134 Peckoltia compta

    13. September 2019

    The L-number catfishes are like us humans. There are pretty, very pretty and extraordinarily pretty specimens. To the latter group belong the L134 (Peckoltia compta) from the Rio Tapajós, which we currently have in stock. P. compta belongs to the most recommendable L-catfishes at all and unites all desired characteristics of this group in ideal […]

  • Ancistrus patronus and Ancistrus sp. “Rio Tocantins”

    13. September 2019

    In small numbers we received German bred specimens of these pretty bristle-noses. Ancistrus patronus is one of the numerous white dotted, black species and was known in the hobby as Ancistrus sp. “Puerto Ayacucho” and A. sp. “Rio Parucito” before its scientific description in February 2019; the numbers L125 and L150 were given to imported […]

  • Ancistrus sp. Paraguay

    28. August 2019

    After Paraguay had closed its doors for half a year for the export of ornamental fish, now imports from the southern country in South America reach us again. Among them also various Ancistrus species, which are often sent mixed. It has become common practice in the trade to call these animals Ancistrus tamboensis, which is […]

  • Zebra Otocinclus

    15. August 2019

    Currently we have two forms of very attractive Zebra-Otocinclus from Peru in stock.  The first species, Otocinclus cocama, is more commonly available. It shows a rather dense pattern of vertical black stripes on a light background and has the code number 274154 (see also http://www.aquariumglaser.de/de/otocinclus-cocama_de_1342.html_de_1342.html).  Only in small quantities and very rarely we get a […]

  • Leporacanthicus triactis VARIETIES

    8. July 2019

    Currently we received an import from Venezuela, which included small, only 3-4 cm long specimens of Leporacanthicus triactis, also known as L91. Among them are an unusually large number (approx. 10) of unusually beautifully drawn variants.  Normally small L91 do not look much different than the adults, only a little lighter in basic tone. But […]

  • Sensational: Red Pseudohemiodon apithanos!

    3. April 2019

    Recently we received red chameleon whiptails (Pseudohemiodon apithanos) from Colombia. The coloration of the eight specimens (a ninth was a “normal” apithanos, which we also received) is really fantastic. Red variants can be found in different loricariid catfish, think of Hemiloricaria and Ancistrus, but for the genus Pseudohemiodon they are not known yet.  The individual […]