10b. Catfishes: Suckermouths, Plecos and L-numbers (243)

  • Aphanotorulus sp. L11

    18. June 2021

    The correct name of this beautiful catfish from the Rio Xingu is a matter of dispute among experts. In many parts of South America similar looking catfishes can be found, which are all close to the species already described in 1840 as Hypostomus emarginatus. These were assigned to the genus Squaliforma in 2001, and to […]

  • Farlowella amazonum

    26. April 2021

    The needle catfishes (Farlowella) are one of the most species-rich genera within the whiptail catfish relationship with currently 30 recognized species. The species look very similar to each other. Distinguishing features are mainly the arrangement of the bony shields along the flanks and on the abdomen, which is naturally hard to recognize on the living […]

  • Rineloricaria heteroptera

    9. April 2021

    From Brazil we received beautiful whiptail catfishes, which we thought at first sight to be Rineloricaria lanceolata, a species with a very wide distribution. The high proportion of reddish animals was striking.  The majority of the fish are small, 3-4 cm long and marked like R. lanceolata, but there are a few adult specimens among […]

  • Pseudorinelepis sp. L95

    22. March 2021

    Now it is again season for the unfortunately so rarely available Pseudorinelepis sp. L95 from the Rio Demini. And what beautiful animals we got! All specimens are 25-30 cm long. For more information please see https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/pseudorinelepis-sp-l95-2/ For our customers: the animals have code 26480-L 095-7 on our stocklist. Please note that we supply only wholesale. […]

  • Hypancistrus sp. “Nhamunda” L475

    15. March 2021

    The Hypancistrus catfishes with striped pattern are on the one hand a wonderful enrichment for the aquaristics, because they look beautiful, don’t grow too big and can be bred quite well, on the other hand they are constant cause for quarrel. Because in many cases it is hardly possible to determine them exactly. This is […]

  • Lasiancistrus heteracanthus

    10. March 2021

    We were able to import the rare Red-eyed Deltatail-suckercat, Lasiancistrus heteracanthus, in small numbers from Peru. The species attains a total length of 15-18 cm. Besides the bright red eye the most striking feature of the species is the pretty brown-red lower lappet of the caudal fin. Lasiancistrus, in general, are good algae-eaters and fit […]

  • Ancistrus macrophthalmus LDA74

    5. March 2021

    From time to time we receive a very flat-bodied Ancistrus from the Orinoco drainage in Colombia and Venezuela under the name of A. ranunculus/L 34. However, this species does not exist there, A. ranunculus is only known from the Amazon tributaries Xingu and Tocantins/Araguaia; the Orinoco species is Ancistrus macrophthalmus, which has received the LDA […]

  • Pseudolithoxus kelsorum L189

    1. February 2021

    Unfortunately this interesting catfish from Venezuela is offered only very rarely. It lives in the tributaries of the middle Orinoco. With a maximum length of 10 cm (only very rarely some specimens reach this size, the normal size is 6-7 cm) the species remains relatively small. Pseudolithoxus species are all quite flat, but P. kelsorum […]

  • Lorcaria simillima Bred

    11. January 2021

    Loricaria simillima has a very wide distribution in South America. It is found in the Orinoco-, Amazon- and La Plata basins. A result of this large area many different color forms are known, which differ clearly regarding coloration and pattern. The species occurs in different water types. Black water forms are more demanding in maintenance […]

  • Chaetostoma joropo (L445)

    18. December 2020

    The dotted Chaetostoma joropo is already for many years a popular sucker-catfish. Before its scientific description in the year 2016 it was given several names, e.g. sp. Spotted, cf. milesi, Villavicencio I, L187a etc. It originates from creeks in the catchment area of the Rio Meta in Colombia and therefore does not need to be […]