10b. Catfishes: Suckermouths, Plecos and L-numbers (217)

  • Pterosturiosoma microps

    Pterosturiosoma microps

    6. July 2007

    Pterosturiosoma microps is one of the regularly imported Loricariidae from Peru, although not in bigger quantities. Even though it is more impressing in colour by its soft black-grey, it can still arouse enthusiasm by its remarkable appearance and its impressive but graceful fins. But its steady nursing is not quite easy. Whereas the acclimatization probably […]

  • Hypostomus sp. „Chaco“

    Hypostomus sp. „Chaco“

    6. July 2007

    A close relative of the well known common plecos, is shown at the time of the importation not fully grown yet. This fish can easily grow up to 30 cm in length. This pleco is a harmless solitude fish, very well suited for the cichlid aquarium. It is an animal who has a nocturnal way […]

  • Cochliodon sp. YELLOW SEAM L 360

    6. July 2007

    From the Rio Jamanxim in Brazil we could import a small number of L 360 with nice yellow-orange fins. They are unproblematic in the maintenance need however a high portion of vegetables in their food. Similar as Panaques this over 30 cm large growing species specieseats large quantities ofr bogwood. A high performance filtering unit […]

  • Hypancistrus spec. L 236

    Hypancistrus spec. L 236

    6. July 2007

    „Simply the Best “: Some days ago we could import some of this beauties. With a size of approx. 10cm the white of the here illustrated male shows a fantastic intensity. It seems that one of imported fishes is a not less beautiful female, and so we hope to be able to offer some days […]

  • Rineloricaria cf. Eigenmanni

    Rineloricaria cf. Eigenmanni

    6. July 2007

    This fish came in together with Rineloricaria sp. „Colombia“ is however slightly smaller. This beautiful species has a characteristic black stripe pattern on the length of the ventral side of the body, after acclimatization in the aquarium. Bristles are not very strongly developed. This species is uncomplicated concerning keeping requirements. The raising of the fry […]

  • Hemiloricaria eigenmanni

    Hemiloricaria eigenmanni

    6. July 2007

    The majority of the species formerly known as Rineloricaria nowadays belongs to the Hemiloricaria, just like H. eigenmanni from Venezuela. The dissemination area of H. eigenmanni is located in the Illanos of Venezuela. Kept in the aquarium H. eingenmanni has turned out to be rather undemanding. Therefore these Loricariidae, which grow up to approx. 18cm, […]

  • Panaque cochliodon

    6. July 2007

    December 2005: After years when no Panaque cochliodon (Panaque suttoni, P. suttonorum) were imported, now again few individuals reach us. Whether environmental problems or the civil war in parts of Colombia are responsible for their non appearence, can not be judged from a distance. We are glad to see this in former times not rare […]

  • Hypancistrus spec. L 236x

    6. July 2007

    November 2006: At Christmas we would like to present a star at the catfish heaven. We can offer some offspring of the queen imperial zebra Hypancistrus spec. L 236x, a beautiful and very looked for species. They come from a German breeder, who had the luck that the two from us imported animals formed a […]

  • Scobiancistrus aureatus L 14

    6. July 2007

    December 2006: Last week received we a really impressive, male Scobiancistrus aureatus. With a length of about 30 cm it might be attained full growth. The strong spines on the gill cover (Interopercularodontodes), as well as on their pectoral fins are remarkable. As most L-catfishes from the Rio Xingu they like warmer waters, for their […]

  • Rineloricaria melini

    6. July 2007

    As a further german bred rarity we can offer Rineloricaria melini at present. Our specimen of the probably most attractive Rineloricaria species have with 9 – 12 cm length already attained full growth and are of outstanding quality. Their origin is the area of the Rio Negro where they live in black water biotopes. Like […]