10b. Catfishes: Suckermouths, Plecos and L-numbers (216)

  • Chaetostoma L455 Tiger

    2. May 2016

    After quite a long time we were able again to import the pretty Chaetostoma sp. L455 Tiger from Peru. Generally speaking, species belonging to Chaetostoma do not attract by nice coloration, but this species is really an exception from the rule. This is true at least for the males, the females do not have the […]

  • Panaqolus albivermis, L204

    26. April 2016

    Currently we have all sizes of L204 in stock, among them fully grown specimens. They show impressively how different the individual pattern in loricariids can be. We have specimens with small spots, species-specificly banded animals and all thinkable intergrades. The photos were made from four fully grown specimens in our fishhouse, size-class 11-14 cm. Pictures […]

  • First import of Rhadinoloricaria macromystax

    20. April 2016

    Even keepers specialized in whiptail catfish will hardly know this fish. Until now only preserved specimens or pictures of animals photographed in the field were known. Now we were able for the first time ever to import some specimens alive from Venezuela. The species has been described in 1869 from Peru. These fish are extremely […]

  • L102, Hypancistrus inspector

    4. March 2016

    Once more we could import the beautiful Snowball Pleco (Hypancistrus inspector, L102) from the Rio Negro in Brazil. The species can attain a maximum length of about 18-20 cm and is one of the largest species in Hypancistrus. However, our fish in stock are currently only 6-12 cm long. In the most current import we […]

  • Loricaria sp. Rio Atabapo

    3. February 2016

    Finally we are able again to offer bred specimens of this Loricaria. It is the most beautiful species of the genus. Like all its relatives it is a mouthbrooding species. The males carry the egg-clusters along with them. For this they use the lower lip, which becomes much bigger during the breeding season, until the […]

  • Rineloricaria lanceolata

    20. November 2015

    Currently we obtain very nice Rineloricaria lanceolata from Paraguay. This species of whiptail catfish is very variable in respect of coloration. Almost all colours from deep dark brown (almost black) to a light clay-brown can be observed. It was back in the 1980ies that a brick-red sport of whiptail catfish appeared in the former GDR. […]

  • Hypancistrus sp. L66 King Tiger Pleco

    13. November 2015

    The King Tiger Pleco originates from the Rio Xingu in Brazil. The species belongs to the most popular plecos in the hobby. This fish attains a length of about 15 cm. Currently we can offer very nice German bred ones (4-5 cm long), which have a pretty and strongly contrasting black-and-white-pattern. Like in all species […]

  • Parotocinclus cf. variola

    14. October 2015

    For the first time ever we were able to import this interesting dwarf suckermouth catfish. It originates from a only recently discovered region, namely the waterfalls of Cachoeira do el Dorado in the far northern parts of Brazil, almost at the border to Venezuela. This area has not been explored ichthyologically yet. Of all the […]

  • Hypostomus sp. LDA10

    14. October 2015

    The great rush for l-numbers is over, no doubt. But even at the highest level of the hype some of the species appeared only once or twice in the ornamental fish market. One of those guys is LDA, a species of Hypostomus with an extraordinary broad head. Obviously this species lives syntopically with the much […]

  • Hypoptopoma cf. psilogaster “sp. II”

    16. September 2015

    The dwarf catfish of the genus Hypoptopoma are close relatives of the much better known Otocinclus species. Both genera have a similar habit and a similar  way of life. Members of Hypoptopoma have a very typical position of the eyes. This gives them the advantage to be able to see what happens below them them […]