10b. Catfishes: Suckermouths, Plecos and L-numbers (224)

  • Hypostomus luteus

    Hypostomus luteus

    6. July 2007

    From southern Brazil and northern Argentina originates the probably most beautiful representative of the genus Hypostomus. Contrary to many other loricariids they become more beautiful with increasing age, since the portion of the yellow body parts constantly increases. Their southern area of origin suggests a tolerance in relation to low temperatures. They can be can […]

  • Chaetostoma pearsei L 187

    Chaetostoma pearsei L 187

    6. July 2007

    This Chaetostoma species is imported in regular intervals from the upper Orinoco through Puerto Ayacucho. This catfish is very difficult to differentiate from L 147 and L 188. L 188 has often described in the literature as C. nudirostre. C. pearsi lives in fast streaming mountain brooks and therefore needs in the aquarium oxygen rich […]

  • Pseudoacanthicus spec. „Albino Titanic“ L 273

    Pseudoacanthicus spec. „Albino Titanic“ L 273

    6. July 2007

    April 2005: Only one fish of the albino form of the well-known „Titanic Catfish“ was imported from Belem (Brazil). L 273 is normally extremely variably coloured from fish to fish. As well as splendid specimens with contrasting dark grey/yellow plus orange colouration there are also individuals that are predominantly mouse grey with black dots and […]

  • 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 […]